Bilingualism and Aphasia: Word Retrieval Skills in a Bilingual Anomic Aphasic

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This study attempted to investigate the effects of aphasia on word retrieval skills in a bilingual (Spanish-English) anomic patient. Two aspects of word finding difficulties were considered. First, an attempt was made to determine whether the patient exhibited the same degree of difficulty in both languages. Second, after the presentation of three different types of facilatory cues (initial syllable, sentence completion, translated word) the correct number of correct responses per cue were analyzed to determine whether or not the same kinds of cues were equally effective in English and in Spanish. Results indicated that word retrieval was affected to essentially ... continued below

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Bond, Sandra May 1984.

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This study attempted to investigate the effects of aphasia on word retrieval skills in a bilingual (Spanish-English) anomic patient. Two aspects of word finding difficulties were considered. First, an attempt was made to determine whether the patient exhibited the same degree of difficulty in both languages. Second, after the presentation of three different types of facilatory cues (initial syllable, sentence completion, translated word) the correct number of correct responses per cue were analyzed to determine whether or not the same kinds of cues were equally effective in English and in Spanish. Results indicated that word retrieval was affected to essentially the same degree in both languages, with performance in Spanish only slightly better than in English. Cue effectiveness also appeared to differ across languages.

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Bond, Sandra. Bilingualism and Aphasia: Word Retrieval Skills in a Bilingual Anomic Aphasic, thesis, May 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504536/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .