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ERIC Number: EJ941229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Taboo: A Novel Paradigm to Elicit Aphasia-Like Trouble-Indicating Behaviour in Normally Speaking Individuals
Meffert, Elisabeth; Tillmanns, Eva; Heim, Stefan; Jung, Stefanie; Huber, Walter; Grande, Marion
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v40 n5-6 p307-326 Dec 2011
Two important research lines in neuro- and psycholinguistics are studying natural or experimentally induced slips of the tongue and investigating the symptom patterns of aphasic individuals. Only few studies have focused on explaining aphasic symptoms by provoking aphasic symptoms in healthy speakers. While all experimental techniques have so far dealt with the single word or the sentence level, the current study intended to provoke aphasia-like trouble-indicating behaviour (i.e. prepairs and repairs) in the spontaneous language production of unimpaired speakers. In their descriptions of complex pictures, the participants were requested to avoid particular words terming central elements of the pictures. The results show that the error pattern provoked by the novel "taboo" paradigm resembled substantially the pattern of aphasic individuals. Consequently, the paradigm is applicable for further studies, e.g. for bringing forward the understanding of spontaneous language production or for comparing the neurofunctional basis of errors in healthy and aphasic speakers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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