Dialogic Priming and Dynamic Resonance in Autism : Creativity Competing with Engagement in Chinese Children with ASD

Tantucci, Vittorio and Wang, Aiqing (2023) Dialogic Priming and Dynamic Resonance in Autism : Creativity Competing with Engagement in Chinese Children with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 53 (6). pp. 2458-2474. ISSN 0162-3257

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Abstract

A growing body of research has focused on the relationship between priming and engagement through dialogue (e.g. Tantucci and Wang in Appl Linguist 43(1):115–146, 2022; Mikulincer et al. in Cognit Emotion 25:519–531, 2011). The present study addresses this issue also in relation to creativity and provides a new applied model to measure intersubjective engagement in ASD vs neurotypical populations’ speech. We compared two balanced corpora of naturalistic Mandarin interaction of typically developing children and children diagnosed with ASD (cf. Zhou and Zhang in Xueqian jiaoyu yanjiu [Stud Preschool Educ] 6:72–84, 2020). We fitted a mixed effects linear regression showing that, in both neurotypical and ASD populations, dialogic priming significantly correlates with engagement and with whether the child could creatively re-use the original input to produce a new construction. What we found is that creativity and intersubjective engagement are in competition in children with ASD in contrast with the neurotypical population. This finding points to a relatively impeded ability in ASD to re-combine creatively a priming input during the here-and-now of a dialogic event.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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Subjects:
?? autismcorpus linguisticsmandarinprimingtheory of mindsintersubjectivityfirst 100 dayslanguage and linguisticsdevelopmental and educational psychology ??
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166713
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Deposited On:
28 Feb 2022 13:30
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