Identification of tonal contrasts in Thai aphasic patients

  title={Identification of tonal contrasts in Thai aphasic patients},
  author={Jack T Gandour and Rochana Dardarananda},
  journal={Brain and Language},
In tone languages pitch variations (tones) serve to distinguish the lexical meanings of words. This study was conducted to examine the extent and nature of impairment in the perception of tones by aphasic patients who were monolingual speakers of Thai, a tone language which has five contrastive tones (mid, low, falling, high, rising). Six subjects participated in the study: two Broca aphasics, one transcortical motor aphasic, one conduction aphasic, one right brain-damaged nonaphasic, and one… CONTINUE READING

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