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The use of conversational laughter by an individual with dementia
Radford University, P.O. Box 6961, Radford.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette,USA.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4405-5340
University of Louisiana at Lafayette,USA.
2007 (English)In: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, ISSN 0269-9206, E-ISSN 1464-5076, Vol. 21, no 11-12, 1001-1006 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While laughter has been shown to play a significant role in any social interaction; its conversational usage by a person with dementia has rarely been investigated. This paper will investigate the functional aspects of laughter during conversation in an individual with dementia. Conversation analysis is used in order to investigate laughter as a social phenomenon and to be able to investigate laughter in an empirical and authentic manner. The conversational strategies employed through laughter will be detailed and implications will be discussed.

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2007. Vol. 21, no 11-12, 1001-1006 p.
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Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128686DOI: 10.1080/02699200701580175PubMedID: 17972195OAI: diva2:931504
Available from: 2016-05-28 Created: 2016-05-28 Last updated: 2016-06-13

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