Leena M Tuomiranta

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Learning and maintaining new vocabulary in persons with aphasia: Two controlled case studies Leena Tuomiranta a , Petra Grönholm-Nyman a , Francine Kohen b , Pirkko Rautakoski a , Matti Laine a & Nadine Martin b a Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland b Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Eleanor M.(More)
The ability to learn to use new words is thought to depend on the integrity of the left dorsal temporo-frontal speech processing pathway. We tested this assumption in a chronic aphasic individual (AA) with an extensive left temporal lesion using a new-word learning paradigm. She exhibited severe phonological problems and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)(More)
BACKGROUND Speech segmentation is one of the initial and mandatory phases of language learning. Although some people with aphasia have shown a preserved ability to learn novel words, their speech segmentation abilities have not been explored. AIMS We examined the ability of individuals with chronic aphasia to segment words from running speech via(More)
Recent research suggests that some people with aphasia preserve some ability to learn novel words and to retain them in the long-term. However, this novel word learning ability has been studied only in the context of single word-picture pairings. We examined the ability of people with chronic aphasia to learn novel words using a paradigm that presents new(More)
The present case study investigated modality-specific aspects of novel word acquisition in aphasia. It was prompted by recent aphasia case studies indicating great interindividual variability in the ability to learn and maintain novel words in aphasia. Moreover, two previous case studies revealed a striking effect of input modality by showing effective word(More)
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