Production of phonological errors beyond the level of a word in aphasic patients

ContributorsCullen, Nathalie
Master program titleMaîtrise universitaire en logopédie
Defense date2013

In this study we investigated whether or not phonological encoding span in aphasic patients is limited to a single word as compared to normal speakers whose encoding span is at least at the level of a noun phrase. To do this, we studied contextual, between-word phonological errors and in particular, anticipatory errors, because they are a good indicator of phonological encoding span. A picture naming task was used to test both groups. It included both tongue-twister like target sequences - as an attempt to enhance the number of phonological errors produced; and French liaison sequences – a novel indicator of advance planning - to compare the overall number of obligatory liaison consonants made by both groups. Results for the most part, confirm our hypothesis: whilst patients produce more phonological errors than non-brain-damaged participants, they produce far less anticipatory errors and more persevatory errors.

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CULLEN, Nathalie. Production of phonological errors beyond the level of a word in aphasic patients. 2013.
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