Reading and writing skills in multilingual/multiliterate aphasics: Two case studies

Reading and writing skills in multilingual/multiliterate aphasics: Two case studies Reading and writing deficits in twomultilingual speakers of Kannada, Hindi andEnglish are described. Disorders of the twopatients (Mr G and Ms S) had differentetiologies. Mr G had severe alexia withagraphia in English as well as in Kannada andHindi. Ms S exhibited dissociation across thelanguages, showing symptoms of surface dyslexiain English and mild dyslexia in Kannada. Bothpatients were tested on the Western AphasiaBattery and on tests developed by Coltheart.Their test performance is described anddiscussed in the context of orthographicdifferences between English and various Indianlanguages. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reading and Writing Springer Journals

Reading and writing skills in multilingual/multiliterate aphasics: Two case studies

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Linguistics; Language and Literature; Psycholinguistics; Education, general; Neurology; Literacy
ISSN
0922-4777
eISSN
1573-0905
D.O.I.
10.1023/B:READ.0000013832.65765.d7
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Abstract

Reading and writing deficits in twomultilingual speakers of Kannada, Hindi andEnglish are described. Disorders of the twopatients (Mr G and Ms S) had differentetiologies. Mr G had severe alexia withagraphia in English as well as in Kannada andHindi. Ms S exhibited dissociation across thelanguages, showing symptoms of surface dyslexiain English and mild dyslexia in Kannada. Bothpatients were tested on the Western AphasiaBattery and on tests developed by Coltheart.Their test performance is described anddiscussed in the context of orthographicdifferences between English and various Indianlanguages.

Journal

Reading and WritingSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 18, 2004

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