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Speech Act Strategy In Early Children With The Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Eti Setiawati Universitas Brawijaya
  • Widya Caterine Universitas Brawijaya
  • Perdhani Nia Budiana Universitas Brawijaya
Issue       Vol 3 No 4 (2020): Talenta Conference Series: Local Wisdom, Social, and Arts (LWSA)
Section       Articles
Keywords: speech strategy autism language acquisition
Published 2020-12-04


Speech acts are utterances or something that is said by the speaker while taking a certain meaningful action to get the expected response from the speech partner. The speech act chosen depends on several factors related to the function of language as a means of conveying messages. The speech acts used by early childhood speakers, especially for children with special needs (ASD) in this study, are interesting because especially how children with ASD choose speech strategies that are based on the context. This study aims to describe the speech strategies found in the speech acts of children with special needs. The research method used in this research is descriptive qualitative. Data collection through (1) interviews, (2) observation, (3) documentation. The result of this study is a form of strategy in language speech acts used by children with special needs.