ISCA Archive ExLing 2006
ISCA Archive ExLing 2006

Towards empirical dimensions for the classification of aphasic performance

Athanassios Protopapas, Spyridoula Varlokosta, Alexandra Economou, Maria Kakavoulia

We present a study of 13 patients with aphasia, not screened by presumed subtype, showing strong correlations among disparate measures of fluency and measures of receptive and expressive grammatical ability related to verb functional categories. The findings are consistent with a single underlying dimension of severity. We suggest that subtyping be re-examined in light of performance patterns and only accepted when patient clustering is empirically derived and theoretically meaningful.


Cite as: Protopapas, A., Varlokosta, S., Economou, A., Kakavoulia, M. (2006) Towards empirical dimensions for the classification of aphasic performance. Proc. First ITRW on Experimental Linguistics, 205-208

@inproceedings{protopapas06_exling,
  author={Athanassios Protopapas and Spyridoula Varlokosta and Alexandra Economou and Maria Kakavoulia},
  title={{Towards empirical dimensions for the classification of aphasic performance}},
  year=2006,
  booktitle={Proc. First ITRW on Experimental Linguistics},
  pages={205--208}
}