Stress assignment in aphasia: Word and non-word reading and non-word repetition
De Bree, E., Janse, E., & Van de Zande, A. M.
Stress assignment in aphasia: Word and non-word reading and non-word repetition. Brain and Language, 103
, 264-275. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2007.07.003.
This paper investigates stress assignment in Dutch aphasic patients in non-word repetition, as well as in real-word and non-word reading. Performance on the non-word reading task was similar for the aphasic patients and the control group, as mainly regular stress was assigned to the targets. However, there were group differences on the real-word reading and non-word repetition tasks. Unlike the non-brain-damaged group, the patients showed a strong regularization tendency in their repetition of irregular patterns. The patients’ stress error patterns suggest an impairment in retention or retrieval of targets with irregular stress patterns. Limited verbal short-term memory is proposed as a possible underlying cause for the stress difficulties.