Language prosody and the right hemisphere

BRYAN, K (1989). Language prosody and the right hemisphere. Aphasiology, 3 (4), 285-299.

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Groups of right hemisphere damaged, left hemisphere damaged aphasic and normal control subjects were assessed on a series of tests designed to examine discrimination and production of different aspects of linguistic prosody. These included lexical stress, intonation, emphatic stress, lexical stress in sentence contexts, language identification using prosodic cues, and prosody in discourse. The right hemisphere damaged subjects were significantly impaired on all of the tests as compared to the control subjects. Furthermore, they were impaired as compared to the left hemisphere damaged aphasic subjects on some of the tests. The results support the notion that the right hemisphere has an important role in the processing of linguistic prosody.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Page Range: 285-299
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 10:22
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 20:00

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