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Children adopted early in life into another linguistic community typically forget their birth language but retain, unaware, relevant linguistic knowledge that may facilitate (re)learning of birth-language patterns. Understanding the nature of this knowledge can shed light on how language is acquired. Here, international adoptees from Korea with Dutch as(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether persisting cervical fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) for cervical cancer can reflect residual malignancy. METHODS F-FDG PET/CT was performed before and after CCRT in 136 patients with cervical cancer. The maximum and mean standardized uptake values (SUVmax and SUVmean) were recorded(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of diffuse hepatic uptake on post-therapeutic early and delayed (131)I scan in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 219 DTC patients who underwent high-dose (131)I treatment and subsequent post-therapeutic dual (131)I scan.(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the potential prognostic value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with stage IIIC/IV endometrial cancer. METHODS Patients with stage IIIC/IV endometrial cancer who had undergone FDG PET/CT workup for staging were enrolled. Maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax)(More)
Same-different discrimination judgments for pairs of Korean stop consonants, or of Japanese syllables differing in phonetic segment length, were made by adult Korean adoptees in the Netherlands, by matched Dutch controls, and Korean controls. The adoptees did not outdo either control group on either task, although the same individuals had performed(More)
We aimed to prospectively assess the optimal cutoff value for a minimum lumen cross-sectional area (CSA) on a 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) compared with an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). In 39 patients with 43 stents, the minimum lumen diameter, stent diameter, diameter stenosis, minimum lumen CSA, stent CSA, and area stenosis at the(More)
This study investigates whether the learning of prosodic cues to word boundaries in speech segmentation is more difficult if the native and second/foreign languages (L1 and L2) have similar (though non-identical) prosodies than if they have markedly different prosodies (Prosodic-Learning Interference Hypothesis). It does so by comparing French, Korean, and(More)
This study investigated how coda voicing contrast in English would be phonetically encoded in the temporal vs. spectral dimension of the preceding vowel (in vowel duration vs. F1/F2) by Korean L2 speakers of English, and how their L2 phonetic encoding pattern would be compared to that of native English speakers. Crucially, these questions were explored by(More)
INTRODUCTION Increased F-FDG uptake is often seen in soft-tissue components or in neuronal components of teratomas, which makes differentiation of mature and immature teratoma difficult using only F-FDG uptake. The distribution pattern of fat and calcification in teratomas is characteristic on CT, which can also be well seen on attenuation correction CT(More)
Speech segmentation is a challenging task for non-native listeners, because the cues that are useful for segmenting the native language (L1) can be inefficient or misleading for segmenting a second/foreign language (L2). Whether or not non-native listeners can learn to use L2 segmentation cues depends on both the nature of the cue and the similarity between(More)