Aspects of non-native pronunciation in a case of altered accent following stroke (foreign accent syndrome)

Dankovicova, J., Gurd, J., Marshall, J., MacMahon, M.K., Stuart-Smith, J., Coleman, J. and Slater, A. (2001) Aspects of non-native pronunciation in a case of altered accent following stroke (foreign accent syndrome). Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 15(3), pp. 195-218. (doi:10.1080/02699200010004656)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699200010004656

Abstract

Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) refers to a disorder that involves foreign sounding speech, usually following stroke. This paper presents a case study of an English patient allegedly speaking with a Scottish English accent after right-hemisphere stroke. The results of detailed impressionistic and acoustic analyses are reported, based on a direct comparison of the patient's pre-stroke and post-stroke speech samples. The emphasis is on a comparison of the typical features of Scottish English and phonetic features actually found in the patient's post-stroke speech. The respective roles of prosodic and segmental features in the post-stroke speech sample are also discussed. Rather untypically, prosodic features seem to be affected to a much lesser extent than segmental phonetic features in the patient's post-stroke speech. They are, therefore, less likely to contribute to the perception of a foreign accent.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stuart-Smith, Professor Jane and MacMahon, Professor Michael
Authors: Dankovicova, J., Gurd, J., Marshall, J., MacMahon, M.K., Stuart-Smith, J., Coleman, J., and Slater, A.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics
ISSN:0269-9206
ISSN (Online):1464-5076

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