Anouschka Foltz

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Reliably distinguishing patients with verbal impairment due to brain damage, e.g. aphasia, cognitive communication disorder (CCD), from healthy subjects is an important challenge in clinical practice. A widely-used method is the application of word generation tasks, using the number of correct responses as a performance measure. Though clinically(More)
This study examines whether lexical repetition, syntactic skills, and working memory (WM) affect children's syntactic-priming behavior, i.e. their tendency to adopt previously encountered syntactic structures. Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and typically developing (TD) children were primed with prenominal (e.g., the yellow cup) or(More)
Lexical alignment refers to the adoption of one's interlocutor's lexical items. Accounts of the mechanisms underlying such lexical alignment differ (among other aspects) in the role assigned to addressee-centered behavior. In this study, we used a triadic communicative situation to test which factors may modulate the extent to which participants' lexical(More)
Abstract A partial glossectomy can affect speech production. The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of the presence of a tumour as well as the glossectomy surgery on the patients' production of tongue twisters with the sounds [t] and [k]. Fifteen patients with tongue cancer and 10 healthy controls took part in the study. The outcome measures(More)
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