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ERIC Number: EJ855498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0269-9206
Effects of Neurological Damage on Production of Formulaic Language
Sidtis, Diana; Canterucci, Gina; Katsnelson, Dora
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, v23 n4 p270-284 Apr 2009
Early studies reported preserved formulaic language in left hemisphere damaged subjects and reduced incidence of formulaic expressions in the conversational speech of stroke patients with right hemispheric damage. Clinical observations suggest a possible role also of subcortical nuclei. This study examined formulaic language in the spontaneous speech of stroke patients with left, right, or subcortical damage. Four subjects were interviewed and their speech samples compared to normal speakers. Raters classified formulaic expressions as speech formulae, fillers, sentence stems, and proper nouns. Results demonstrated that brain damage affected novel and formulaic language competence differently, with a significantly smaller proportion of formulaic expressions in subjects with right or subcortical damage compared to left hemisphere damaged or healthy speakers. These findings converge with previous studies that support the proposal of a right hemisphere/subcortical circuit in the management of formulaic expressions, based on a dual-process model of language incorporating novel and formulaic language use. (Contains 4 notes, 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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