There is growing evidence that verbs are more difficult to processes than nouns (Cappa & Perani, 2002) and that verb retrieval is more commonly affected in aphasia compared to nouns (Jonkers & Bastiaanse, 1998). However, existing observations are largely based on naming and semantic judgment tasks. We investigate whether this processing difficulty is modality general. In this study for the first time we directly compare difficulty of comprehension of verbs versus nouns in Russian in individuals with and without aphasia using a novel instrument – a single-word comprehension test presented on a tablet.
The paper discusses the preliminary data of the psychometric properties of the Token Test App - a diagnostic language impairment test (de Renzi & Faglini, 1978) implemented on a tablet.
Speech disorders are common in patients with symptomatic epilepsy (Engel et al., 2008). Postoperative speech decline is one of the main problems in the neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy. In this study we attempt to investigate the role of such factors as lateralization and localization of brain tumors and seizure frequency in postoperative speech outcome.
The study explores whether subject-verb-object in aphasia may be a strategy to self-cue the production of the verb by first retrieving its semantically related arguments.
This paper focuses on validation of the Aphasia Rapid Test (Azuar et al., 2013) in the Russian-speaking chronic and acute post-stroke populations.
In the current study we present interim results of verb use analysis in two aphasic groups based on Russian CliPS (Clinical Pear Stories) data. Russian CliPS is a multimedia corpus of narratives produced by speakers with aphasia and right hemisphere damage, as well as neurologically healthy speakers of Russian.