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The role of emotion in the linguistic and pragmatic aspects of aphasic performance

Lorch, Marjorie P. and Borod, J.C. and Koff, E. (1998) The role of emotion in the linguistic and pragmatic aspects of aphasic performance. Journal of Neurolinguistics 11 (1-2), pp. 103-118. ISSN 0911-6044.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0911-6044(98)00008-6

Abstract

Considerations of aphasics' performance typically focus on aspects of linguistic impairment. Similarly, researchers tend to emphasize right braindamaged subjects' relatively poor performance in response to emotional content or context. The spared or heightened emotional abilities of aphasic communication often go unnoticed. Research will be reviewed which suggests that aphasics have the ability to successfully utilize emotion in the comprehension and expression of both linguistic and pragmatic content and contexts. Evidence from a wide range of research on lexical processing, prosody, and discourse will be reviewed which indicates that emotion may play a facilitatory role in the comprehension and production of communication in language-impaired people. A large group study involving 15 left brain-damaged, 12 right brain-damaged and 16 normal controls was carried out to investigate posed and spontaneous emotional expression and perception, including the vocal and verbal, as well as facial, channels for spontaneous expression. Results will be considered with respect to the neuropsychological organization of linguistic and emotional cognitive systems.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 08:47
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4149

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