Miller, Nick and Lowit, Anja and Sullivan, S. (2006) What makes acquired foreign accent syndrome foreign? Journal of Neurolinguistics, 19 (5). pp. 385-409. ISSN 0911-6044Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
EJC, strongly right handed, presented with acquired neurogenic foreign accent syndrome (FAS) after a right anterior communicating artery aneurysm haemorrhage. We describe perceived and spectrographically viewed changes to her speech and attempt to ascertain why EJC was perceived as foreign, stepping beyond the general path of assuming observed changes automatically explain the perceived foreignness. EJC's speech is compared with local English and foreign accent speakers; correlational and regression statistics are employed to explore which changes in EJC's speech most strongly associate with perceived foreignness. Vowel, consonant cluster and stress pattern changes emerge as significantly salient. It is argued that listener perception plays as important a role in FAS as the underlying speech disturbance. In EJC's case we conclude that she presents with a right hemisphere-based apraxic-ataxic speech disorder.
|Keywords:||foreign accent syndrome, motor speech disorders, apraxia of speech, anterior communicating artery aneurysm, right hemisphere, neurolinguistics, Philology. Linguistics, Linguistics and Language, Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology|
|Subjects:||Language and Literature > Philology. Linguistics|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Speech and Language Therapy|
|Depositing user:||Mr Derek Boyle|
|Date Deposited:||12 May 2007|
|Last modified:||03 May 2016 00:01|