Irina Savolainen

Irina Savolainen
University of Helsinki | HY · Department of Speech Sciences

PhD

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Aided communicators often have an opportunity to express themselves with speech-generating devices (SGDs) that produce symbol by symbol (SBS) and/or pre-stored (PS) utterances. Studies on the usage of PS utterances report that these utterances affect conversations positively, but it appears that aided communicators and professionals may have diverg...
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Using the concepts and principles of conversation analysis (CA), this paper examines the everyday, unscripted, spontaneous conversations between 4 males who communicated with the aid of speech-output technologies and their mothers. The analyses focused on describing the conversationalists’ various actions in aided turn-transition processes, resulti...
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How do the participants make aided conversations in their everyday interaction? A research plan. Aim: Persons with communicative disabilities and their conversational partners face many challenges in their everyday interaction. At the same time, they usually have many ways to handle conversations. The aim of this study is to describe participants...

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This is a focus of my first article. I have large video data where non-speaking children have a conversations with different partners and they use either a manual or a digital communication system. In my data these children are active and they take many initiatives. I´m interested in a) what is happening in a turn transition place when a non-speaking child starts to produce the first pair part of a sequence and b)  what happens in cases where a child starts but a partner actually produces the first pair part. I`m also interested in how different partners and communication devices will make variations in those initiations. My method will be the conversation analysis.