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Adaptation of the Bilingual Aphasia Test (BAT) to Sardinian: clinical and social implications

Zanetti, Dario and Tonelli, Livia and Piras, Maria Rita (2012) Adaptation of the Bilingual Aphasia Test (BAT) to Sardinian: clinical and social implications. Journal of Neurolinguistics, Vol. 25 (6), p. 642-654. eISSN 1873-8052. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2011.11.003

Abstract

The Bilingual Aphasia Test (BAT) was developed between 1976 and 1982. At present, it has been adapted to over 60 languages and 150 language pairs. Its main function is to assess and compare the residual linguistic abilities in each language of an aphasic patient. The BAT is not only used for bilingual aphasia assessment, but also for the evaluation of the effects of treatment as well as for the assessment of language disorders in bilinguals and monolinguals. Furthermore, it is also used for research in psycholinguistics experiments and in combination with modern neuroimaging and neurophysiological techniques.
This article describes the adaptation of the BAT to the Sardinian variety of Logudorese and in particular to the sub-variety spoken in the town of Bitti (central Logudorese). To our knowledge, this is the first adaptation of the Bilingual Aphasia Test to Sardinian. At the moment, there are no published aphasia tests in Sardinian, and for this reason this adaptation provides the first standardized test for assessment in this language.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8563
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bilingual aphasia, Sardinian Bilingual Aphasia Test (BAT), Sardinian language
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/26 Neurologia
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale
Publisher:Elsevier Science
eISSN:1873-8052
Deposited On:30 Jan 2013 12:33

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