Chapter 1. Pragmatics and Language Pathology.- Chapter 2. Pragmatic Disorders across the Life Span.- Chapter 3. Disorders of the Pragmatics-Cognition Interface.- Chapter 4. Theoretical Models and Pragmatic Disorders.- Chapter 5. The Impact of Pragmatic Disorders.- Chapter 6. Pragmatic Disorders in Complex and Undeserved Populations.- Chapter 7. Pragmatic Disorders and Social Communication.- Index.
"Seeing that in recent years the field of clinical pragmatics has undergone significant changes as a healthy line of research within clinical language studies, Louise Cummings's Pragmatic disorders is a timely and welcome contribution to the field. ... Besides being a very informative volume, the book suggests points of departure for further research in the field. The book has indeed made the study of pragmatic disorders more innovative." (Vahid Parvaresh, Intercultural Pragmatics, Vol. 13 (2), 2016)"Pragmatic Disorders is a thought-provoking piece, which highlights new challenges for the field. ... Cummings's book is also intended as a balanced introduction to the theoretical and cognitive correlates of research in clinical pragmatics ... . Pragmatic Disorders is an interesting source of data and ideas for researchers working in clinical and/or experimental pragmatics." (Mikhail Kissine, Journal of Pragmatics, Vol. 80, 2015)"Louise Cummings integrates her knowledge of pragmatics with a clinical perspective; the result is an excellent survey of a relatively new interdisciplinary research area which is only just beginning to take shape. ... readers eager to engage in more in-depth studies will find it useful to turn to research on grammatically coded pragmatic meanings as it is found in the linguistically oriented pragmatic literature, the richness of which prohibits its inclusion into a survey of this kind." (Charlotte Petersen, Pragmatics and Society, Vol. 6 (2), 2015)