The Construction of Incompetence During Group Therapy With Traumatically Brain Injured Adults
University of Rhode Island
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Wayne State University
Language and language incompetence do not exist as independent phenomena in the heads of speakers; they present themselves in contexts of interaction. From an interaction vantage point, internal language capacities do not predict communicative proficiency:
In order for two or more people to communicate, at whatever level of effectiveness, it is neither sufficient nor necessary that they “share” the same grammar. What they must share, to a variable degree, is the ability to orient themselves verbally, ...