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Nouns and verbs in naming and storytelling tasks in aphasia: Verbs are another story

Johnson, Kelly Margaret and Kurland, Jacquie and Parker, Julia and Fromm, Davida and MacWhinney, Brian
Nouns and verbs in naming and storytelling tasks in aphasia: Verbs are another story. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Standardized confrontation naming tasks for objects and actions are widely understood as a measure of word retrieval impairment in persons with aphasia (PWAs). However, less is known about the interdependence between these scores and the abilities of PWAs to use nouns and verbs in discourse production tasks such as storytelling. Using the AphasiaBank database (MacWhinney et al., 2011), this study examined correlations between the use of nouns and verbs in standardized naming tests and five discourse tasks. Preliminary data suggest that nouns were strongly correlated across tasks. Verbs, as suspected, are another story.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2412
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)