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The Assessment of Bilingual Aphasia

By Michel Paradis, Gary Libben

Psychology Press – 1987 – 264 pages

Series: Neuropsychology and Neurolinguistics Series

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    978-0-89859-650-2
    March 31st 1987

Description

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

Reviews

"…thoughtfully organized and well written…. The Assessment of Bilingual Aphasia can be highly recommended. Use of the BAT aided by this comprehensive guide will undoubtedly impact very positively on the field of bilingual aphasia and perhaps on normal bilingualism as well."

Applied Psycholinguistics

"…by far the best instrument available for assessing an aphasic person's linguistic competence in two or more languages, and its development and publication are major contributions to aphasiology and to language science."

Contemporary Psychology

"…has inspired me, as no doubt it will other professionals interested from a clinical and academic viewpoint in the patterns of language recovery in patients with more than one language."

Australian Journal of Human Communication Disorders

"…of genuine interest to researchers in the field of linguistics, pragmatics, neurolinguistics, aphasiology, and language therapy."

The Semiotic Review of Books

"In providing comparable tests across many languages, Paradis has contributed an important instrument on which diagnosis, therapy, and research can be based."

Studies in Second Language Acquisition

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Description: By Michel Paradis, Gary Libben. 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...
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