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Sentence comprehension in monolingual and bilingual aphasia: evidence from behavioral and eye-tracking methods

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posted on 2022-03-28, 20:24 authored by Miren Arantzeta-Pérez
The current thesis focuses on sentence processing in people with aphasia (PWA) and non-brain-damaged (NBD) speakers of a free word order language (Basque) and/or a flexible word order language (Spanish). It includes a series of studies on bilingual and monolingual speakers with the goal being to consider a) how language-specific properties influence accuracy and real time processing within sentence comprehension (Chapters 2 and 3); b) the cross-linguistic transferability of sentence parsing mechanisms in bilingual speakers (Chapter 3); c) the potential bilingual advantage in sentence comprehension abilities due to enhancement of executive functions (Chapter 3); and d) self monitoring abilities and consequent error awareness in sentence comprehension (Chapter 4).


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. General introduction -- Chapter 2. Eye-tracking the effect of word order in sentence comprehension in aphasia : evidence from Basque, a free word order ergative language -- Chapter 3. Bilingual aphasia : cross-linguistic asymmetries and lack of bilingual advantage in sentence comprehension deficits -- Chapter 4. What happens when they think they are right? Error awareness analysis of sentence comprehension deficits in aphasia -- Chapter 5. General discussion -- References -- Appendices.


Bibliography: pages 165-191 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Cognitive Science

Department, Centre or School

Department of Cognitive Science

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Lyndsey Nickels


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