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Progressive dyslexia: evidence from Hungarian and English

Druks, J. and Aydelott, Jennifer and Genethliou, M. and Jacobs, H. and Weekes, B.S. (2012) Progressive dyslexia: evidence from Hungarian and English. Behavioural Neurology 25 (3), pp. 185-191. ISSN 0953-4180.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BEN-2012-119003

Abstract

We report a patient with non-fluent Primary Progressive Aphasia who was premorbidly literate in two alphabetic scripts, Hungarian (L1) and English (L2). Testing was performed over a two-year period to assess the impact of progressive illness on oral reading and repetition of single words. Results showed significant decline in oral reading in both languages, and an effect of language status in favour of oral reading in L1. Phonological complexity was a significant predictor of oral reading decline in both languages. Of interest, we observed an effect of language status on task performance whereby repetition was better in L2 than L1 but oral reading was better in L1 than L2. We conclude that language status has an effect on repetition and oral reading abilities for bilingual speakers with non-fluent Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email j.aydelott@bbk.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 09:31
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:25
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5471

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