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Topics of meal-break conversations

Balandin, Susan and Iacono, Teresa 1998, Topics of meal-break conversations, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 131-146, doi: 10.1080/07434619812331278316.

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Title Topics of meal-break conversations
Author(s) Balandin, SusanORCID iD for Balandin, Susan orcid.org/0000-0003-4765-8232
Iacono, Teresa
Journal name AAC: augmentative and alternative communication
Volume number 14
Issue number 3
Start page 131
End page 146
Total pages 16
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 1998
ISSN 0743-4618
1477-3848
Keyword(s) Adults
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
Employment
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Summary Meal-break conversational samples were collected from 34 nondisabled participants across four worksites. The samples were analyzed for topics referenced and also for patterns of topics associated with days of the week. The results of the analysis indicated that the participants referenced 73 different topics. Analysis of the 10 most frequently referenced topics in each composite day file revealed 19 topics, of which 5 (i.e., work, fact finding, judgments, food, and family life) were referenced every day. Analysis of the number of communication segments in each of the 19 topics indicated that fact finding was the most frequently referenced topic, but work was the largest topic (i.e., contained the greatest number of words). There was some pattern to topic reference associated with the day of the week. Implications of this information for individuals with severe communication impairments who wish to access the work force are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/07434619812331278316
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067105

Document type: Journal Article
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