Anomia and dyslexia in Chinese: A familiar Story?

Weekes, Brendan S and Chen, May Jane and Qun, Hu Chao and Lin, Yu Bo and Yao, Cui and Xiao, Xie Yu (1998) Anomia and dyslexia in Chinese: A familiar Story? Aphasiology, 12 (1). pp. 77-98. ISSN 0268-7038. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We report a study investigating the factors that predict the naming performance of four Chinese-speaking anemic patients. The results showed that the rated familiarity of an item predicts naming performance for all of the patients, a finding that is consistent with data from studies of English-speaking anemic patients. These data are discussed in terms of current models of spoken word production that have been developed largely on the basis of data from English speakers. We also investigated the relationship between anemia and dyslexia for each patient by presenting 232 items to name from pictorial input and from print. The results showed that there was a highly significant correlation between anemia and dyslexia for the same items among three of the four patients, a finding that is consistent with other studies of Chinese-speaking aphasic patients (e.g. Hu st al. 1983). However, for one patient there was a complete dissociation between naming and oral reading of the same items (impaired picture naming co-incident with flawless oral reading), suggesting that spoken word production and oral reading can proceed via separate cognitive systems. We offer a model of spoken word production and oral reading in chinese that assumes picture naming and oral reading rely upon functionally separate pathways to account for these data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Aphasia; Neuropsychology.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Tara Puri
Date Deposited: 07 May 2009 16:32
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 14:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17265 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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