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    Past tense in children with focal brain lesions

    Konstantinopoulou, Paul and Stavrakaki, S. and Manouilidou, C. and Zafeiriou, D. (2013) Past tense in children with focal brain lesions. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 94 , pp. 196-197. ISSN 1877-0428.

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    In this study, 22 children with early left hemisphere (LHD) or right hemisphere (RHD) focal brain lesions (FL, n ¼ 14 LHD, n ¼ 8 RHD) were administered an English past tense elicitation test (M ¼ 6:5 years). Proportion correct and frequency of overregularization and zero-marking errors were compared to age-matched samples of children with specific language impairment (SLI, n ¼ 27) and with typical language development (TD, n ¼ 27). Similar rates of correct production and error patterns were observed for the children with TD and FL; whereas, children with SLI produced more zero-marking errors than either their FL or TD peers. Performance was predicted by vocabulary level (PPVT-R) for children in all groups, and errors did not differ as a function of lesion side (LHD vs. RHD). Findings are discussed in terms of the nature of brain–language relations and how those relationships develop over the course of language learning.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: 51st Academy of Aphasia Proceedings
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Specific language impairment, Focal brain injury, Morphology, English past tense, Plasticity, Overregularization
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 13:53
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:34


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