Linguistic Recursion and Danish Discourse Particles: Language in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Patrick Rowan Blackburn*, Torben Braüner, Irina Polyanskaya

*Corresponding author

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In a study involving 62 Danish children with autism spectrum disorder, we obtained results showing that the mastery of linguistic recursion is a significant predictor of success in second-order false belief tasks. The same study also showed that the mastery of linguistic recursion was not significantly correlated with success in a task involving three heavily used Danish discourse particles. This calls for further explanation, as the reasoning involved in both types of tasks seems similar. In this paper, we discuss second-order false belief reasoning, the reasoning underlying the use of the three Danish discourse particles, say what we know about them experimentally, and discuss what they do (and don’t) have in common.
Titel(In)coherence of Discourse : Formal and Conceptual Issues of Language
RedaktørerMaxime Amblard, Michel Musiol, Manuel Rebuschi
Antal sider22
ForlagSpringer VS
ISBN (Trykt)9783030714338
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783030714345
StatusUdgivet - 2021
NavnLanguage, Cognition, and Mind

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