A closer look at pronoun processing in aphasia
Aphasia is a loss of ability to comprehend or formulate language. The most common cause is brain damage resulting from a stroke. This makes the elderly more vulnerable to suffering from this language impairment. The EU-funded ProResA project will study primary progressive aphasia, which results from progressive brain degeneration, and post-stroke aphasia. Specifically, the project will investigate the time course of how people with aphasia precisely work out to whom a pronoun refers during moment-by-moment online sentence processing. It will also study how pronoun processing is impaired in aphasia in different languages (such as Dutch, French and Turkish). The findings will assist in determining early sensitive markers of (primary progressive) aphasia.
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