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