The Assessment of Bilingual Aphasia

The Assessment of Bilingual Aphasia

by Michel Paradis, Gary Libben
     
 

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The Bilingual Aphasia Test is a comprehensive language test designed to assess the differential loss or sparing of various language functions in previously bilingual individuals. The individual is tested, separately, in each language he or she previously used, and then in the two languages simultaneously. The testing is multimodal — sampling hearing,

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The Bilingual Aphasia Test is a comprehensive language test designed to assess the differential loss or sparing of various language functions in previously bilingual individuals. The individual is tested, separately, in each language he or she previously used, and then in the two languages simultaneously. The testing is multimodal — sampling hearing, speaking, reading, and writing; and multidimensional — testing various linguistic levels (phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, and semantic), tasks (comprehension, repetition, judgment, lexical access and propositionizing), and units (words, sentences, and paragraphs).

The BAT is structured as follows:

• To test a bilingual aphasic, you will need the following testing elements: the stimulus books for each of the languages in which the individual was formerly fluent, the single-language tests for each of these languages, as well as the bilingual test that links them. For example, if you are testing an English-French bilingual aphasic, you will need an English stimulus book, a French stimulus book, an English single-language test, a French single-language test, and an English-French bilingual test.

• The BAT can also be used to test monolingual aphasics. To test for monolingual aphasia, you will need the stimulus book and the single-language test in the language in which the individual was formerly fluent.

• Professor Paradis' book, The Assessment of Bilingual Aphasia, provides the background material and serves as the manual for the test.

The BAT is available in dozens of languages and language pairs. There are now 106 bilingual pairs available. Additional single-language and bilingual tests are being prepared continuously. If the language (or language pair) you need is not listed, please call LEA to find out if and when it will be available.

Single-language materials are now available in:

Amharic
Arabic (Jordanian)
Arabic (Maghrebian)
Armenian (Eastern)
Armenian (Western)
Azari
Basque
Berber
Bulgarian
Catalán
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Farsi
Finnish
French
Friulian
Galician
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Inuktitut
Italian
Japanese
Kannada
Korean
Kurdish
Latvian
Lithuanian
Luganda
Malagasy
Norwegian
Oryia
Polish
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (European)
Rumanian
Russian
Somali
Spanish (American)
Spanish (European)
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog
Tamil
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese
Yiddish

Bilingual pairs are now available in:

Amharic/English
Amharic/French
Arabic/Armenian
Arabic/English
Arabic/French
Arabic/Somali
Arabic/Swahili
Armenian/English
Armenian/Farsi
Armenian/French
Armenian/Russian
Basque/English
Basque/French
Basque/Spanish
Berber/English
Berber/French
Bulgarian/English
Bulgarian/French
Bulgarian/German
Bulgarian/Russian
Catalán/Spanish
Chinese (Cantonese)/English
Chinese (Mandarin)/English
Chinese/French
Croatian/English
Croatian/French
Croatian/Italian
Czech/English
Czech/German
Czech/Russian
Czech/Swedish
Danish/English
Danish/German
Dutch/English
Dutch/French
Dutch/German
Dutch/Hebrew
English/Farsi
English/Finnish
English/French
English/Friulian
English/German
English/Greek
English/Hebrew
English/Hindi
English/Hungarian
English/Icelandic
English/Italian
English/Japanese
English/Korean
English/Latvian
English/Lithuanian
English/Luganda
English/Norwegian
English/Polish
English/Portuguese
English/Rumanian
English/Russian
English/Serbian
English/Somali
English/Spanish
English/Swahili
English/Swedish
English/Tagalog
English/Turkish
English/Urdu
English/Vietnamese
Farsi/French
Farsi/Hebrew
Finnish/French
Finnish/Swedish
French/Friulian
French/German
French/Greek
French/Hebrew
French/Hungarian
French/Italian
French/Japanese
French/Malagasy
French/Polish
French/Rumanian
French/Russian
French/Serbian
French/Somali
French/Spanish
French/Swahili
French/Urdu
French/Vietnamese
Friulian/German
Friulian/Italian
Galician/Spanish
German/Greek
German/Hebrew
German/Hungarian
German/Italian
German/Polish
German/Russian
German/Spanish
German/Swedish
Greek/Spanish
Greek/Turkish
Italian/Rumanian
Italian/Spanish
Portuguese/Spanish
Russian/Swedish
Somali/Swahili

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898596502
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/1987
Series:
Neuropsychology and Neurolinguistics Series
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

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