Hanna K. Ulatowska, Maria Sadowska, Danuta Kądzielawa, Jan Kordys
INVESTIGATIONS OF LINGUISTIC AND COGNITIVE ABILITIES OF PROVERB PROCESSING: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES

Summary. The article presents methodological issues in designing a battery of tests to study metaphorical language by topping aphasic’s knowledge of proverb use. The battery includes tasks, which require utilization of different linguistic and cognitive skills under a variety of experimental conditions specifically in patients with aphasia. The battery is built around a dichotomy of incontext and out-of-context tasks based on the same set of core proverbs. The consideration of factors involved in the choice of materials and experimental procedures in the battery are discussed. A system of evaluation of patients’ responses in order to assess their ability to use proverbs under different conditions, and define their proverb competence is described. The diagnostic use of the battery for patients with a variety of cognitive and linguistic impairments is discussed.
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 15.05.2007, godz. 18:45 - Ewelina Soszyńska