In-Person Interaction in AAC: New Perspectives on Utterances, Multimodality, Timing, and Device Design Evidence is accumulating for the language use model in psycholinguistics, the social sciences as well as work in human computer interaction. Recent research in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has demonstrated the insufficiency of the sender-receiver model for characterizing augmented interactions. In this paper we will begin to provide a ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2009
In-Person Interaction in AAC: New Perspectives on Utterances, Multimodality, Timing, and Device Design
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  • D. Jeffery Higginbotham
    Department of Communicative Disorders Communication and Assistive Device Laboratory State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
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Article   |   December 01, 2009
In-Person Interaction in AAC: New Perspectives on Utterances, Multimodality, Timing, and Device Design
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2009, Vol. 18, 154-160. doi:10.1044/aac18.4.154
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2009, Vol. 18, 154-160. doi:10.1044/aac18.4.154

Evidence is accumulating for the language use model in psycholinguistics, the social sciences as well as work in human computer interaction. Recent research in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has demonstrated the insufficiency of the sender-receiver model for characterizing augmented interactions. In this paper we will begin to provide a framework for showing how the AAC field may benefit from examining how people perform using language during in-person interaction.

This work was funded, in part, under grant #H133E080011 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). The author would like to thank Sarah Blackstone and David Wilkins for their consultation during various drafts of this paper.
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