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)
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)
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)
Recent findings suggest that i) children can build initial verb entries on the basis of syntactic information alone without any additional information provided by a visual context, and ii) that the early representation of verbs encompasses statistical information on the co-occurrence of these verbs with their potential meanings/referents, enabling children(More)
Neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes are medical and nursing challenges. Although neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes are relatively rare in the total cancer population, they may be more commonly seen in the acute neurologic setting. O'Neill et al estimate that 60% of persons with Eaton-Lambert syndrome and 50% of persons with subacute cerebellar(More)
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