undergraduate thesis: Impaired word retrieval in aphasia : a trilingual case study

TitleImpaired word retrieval in aphasia : a trilingual case study
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Lam, S. [林施恩]. (2012). Impaired word retrieval in aphasia : a trilingual case study. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractNumerous studies have reported multilingual speakers with aphasia in linguistically similar Indo-European languages. This study is the first to document the performance of a trilingual Cantonese-English-Mandarin aphasic speaker on cognitive and naming tasks. The primary hypothesis was that naming performance would vary according to linguistic similarity leading to the prediction that naming performance in Cantonese and Mandarin would be more similar than performance in English. Contrary to these expectations, the results showed patterns of naming in constrained and unconstrained contexts that were not statistically different across languages. However, dissociations were observed in different modalities between linguistically similar and dissimilar languages. Code switching patterns also varied in the two elicitation contexts. Results suggest that language dominance has a greater impact than linguistic similarity between languages in the patterns of aphasia that might be observed in multilingual Cantonese-English-Mandarin speakers.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectAphasia
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/237907
HKU Library Item IDb5805914

 

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dc.contributor.authorLam, Sze-yan-
dc.contributor.author林施恩-
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-26T04:56:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-26T04:56:43Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationLam, S. [林施恩]. (2012). Impaired word retrieval in aphasia : a trilingual case study. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/237907-
dc.description.abstractNumerous studies have reported multilingual speakers with aphasia in linguistically similar Indo-European languages. This study is the first to document the performance of a trilingual Cantonese-English-Mandarin aphasic speaker on cognitive and naming tasks. The primary hypothesis was that naming performance would vary according to linguistic similarity leading to the prediction that naming performance in Cantonese and Mandarin would be more similar than performance in English. Contrary to these expectations, the results showed patterns of naming in constrained and unconstrained contexts that were not statistically different across languages. However, dissociations were observed in different modalities between linguistically similar and dissimilar languages. Code switching patterns also varied in the two elicitation contexts. Results suggest that language dominance has a greater impact than linguistic similarity between languages in the patterns of aphasia that might be observed in multilingual Cantonese-English-Mandarin speakers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshAphasia-
dc.titleImpaired word retrieval in aphasia : a trilingual case study-
dc.typeUG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5805914-
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences-
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