Effect of Semantic Naming Treatment on Crosslinguistic Generalization in Bilingual Aphasia

Edmonds, Lisa and Kiran, Swathi (2005) Effect of Semantic Naming Treatment on Crosslinguistic Generalization in Bilingual Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This experiment investigated crosslinguistic generalization in two participants with Spanish/English bilingual aphasia who received semantic naming treatment. Participant 1 (English dominant) improved to 80% accuracy for trained items (apple) and simultaneously improved on semantically related items (orange) during English treatment. No improvements were seen in Spanish. With Spanish treatment, Participant 1 improved to 100% on trained items but showed no within-language generalization in Spanish, while improvements in English were observed. Participant 2 (balanced bilingual) improved to 80% on Spanish trained items (apio) and showed generalization to semantically related untrained items (repollo) and the English translations (celery/cabbage). These findings demonstrate effects of pre-morbid proficiency levels on crosslinguistic generalization.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Additional Information: USED WITH PERMISSION.
Depositing User: Rebecca Rothman
Date Deposited: 05 May 2005
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1553

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