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L3 Acquisition after Right-sided Closed Head Injury with Agraphia

Fahim, Donia and Lorch, Marjorie
L3 Acquisition after Right-sided Closed Head Injury with Agraphia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

We present a 40 year old woman one year post head injury who is L1 Chinese, L2 dominant English, who began studying Arabic L3 subsequent to her accident. In addition to socio-pragmatic and affective impairments, spelling agraphia is her predominant linguistic difficulty. Surprisingly, L3 acquisition has been successful for both spoken and written production. Her written language impairment in English, and the pattern of her acquisition of spoken and written Arabic will be detailed. This unusual case will be considered with respect to theories of adult foreign language learning and the role of the right hemisphere.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1763
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.