Bilingual Aphasia: A Brief Introduction Many people would place the beginning of the modern study of bilingual aphasia in the late 1970s when Paradis (1977)  began publishing on bilingual aphasia and Albert and Obler (1978)  published The Bilingual Brain. Although very well-known people, including Sigmund Freud, Arnold Pick, and Kurt Goldstein, published clinical reports of ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2005
Bilingual Aphasia: A Brief Introduction
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  • Patricia A. Roberts
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Article   |   June 01, 2005
Bilingual Aphasia: A Brief Introduction
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2005, Vol. 15, 3-9. doi:10.1044/nnsld15.2.3
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2005, Vol. 15, 3-9. doi:10.1044/nnsld15.2.3
Many people would place the beginning of the modern study of bilingual aphasia in the late 1970s when Paradis (1977)  began publishing on bilingual aphasia and Albert and Obler (1978)  published The Bilingual Brain. Although very well-known people, including Sigmund Freud, Arnold Pick, and Kurt Goldstein, published clinical reports of bilingual patients with aphasia decades earlier (see Paradis, 1983), prior to 1977–78 it is difficult to find evidence that bilingual aphasia was seen as a field of study. Building upon the foundations laid by these pioneers and by others, there is now a body of literature about bilingual aphasia that clinicians can turn to. It remains a relatively tiny and incomplete body of literature, but the field seems to have finished its infancy and has begun a period of considerable growth. In this brief overview, I will review some of the terminology, point out some of the relevant issues, and describe some of the gaps in knowledge to help readers unfamiliar with bilingual aphasia to get their bearings. Space precludes a complete literature review. Readers interested in more detail are invited to consult works such as Harris (1992), Paradis (1995, 2004), Roberts (2001), and Gollan and Kroll (2001) .
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