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ERIC Number: EJ623315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0379-0037
Are Africans Susceptible to Dementia? Preliminary Reflections on Linguistic Behaviour in Aged Care and the Discourse in Xhosa of a Dementing White Bilingual.
Makoni, Sinfree; Makoe, Pinky
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v25 n1-2 p189-214 Jan-Dec 1999
Reports on an aspect of a larger project broadly examining the role of language in health care practices. Discusses the effects of dementia on the speech of an aging white Xhosa speaker in the context of a health care institution. Dementia has not been conclusively demonstrated in black Africans. Shows the effects of dementia on the responses elicited in three unstructured conversations over a 9-month period. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa