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Lexical elaboration – A single case study of narratives produced two times in succession

Stark, Jacqueline Ann and Janker, Rebecca
Lexical elaboration – A single case study of narratives produced two times in succession. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Giving persons with aphasia (PWA) the opportunity to produce a narrative two times in immediate succession provides insight into their actual lexical retrieval abilities and at which level changes in performance are being made. Analyses of narratives produced by a Broca's aphasic two times in succession revealed quantitative and qualitative improvement in the major lexical categories (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs) in the second tellings. This valuable information would not be available if the narratives were produced only once. For the complex task of producing narratives, the dynamic aspects of lexical retrieval can be well captured by using this procedure.    

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2278
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)