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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802387/sleep-quality-and-communication-aspects-in-children
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Camila de Castro Corrêa, Maria Renata José, Eduardo Carvalho Andrade, Mariza Ribeiro Feniman, Ana Paula Fukushiro, Giédre Berretin-Felix, Luciana Paula Maximino
OBJECTIVES: To correlate quality of life of children in terms of sleep, with their oral language skills, auditory processing and orofacial myofunctional aspects. METHODS: Nineteen children (12 males and seven females, in the mean age 9.26) undergoing otorhinolaryngological and speech evaluations participated in this study. The OSA-18 questionnaire was applied, followed by verbal and nonverbal sequential memory tests, dichotic digit test, nonverbal dichotic test and Sustained Auditory Attention Ability Test, related to auditory processing...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790953/functionally-equivalent-variants-in-a-non-standard-variety-and-their-implications-for-universal-grammar-a-spontaneous-speech-corpus
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Evelina Leivada, Elena Papadopoulou, Natalia Pavlou
Findings from the field of experimental linguistics have shown that a native speaker may judge a variant that is part of her grammar as unacceptable, but still use it productively in spontaneous speech. The process of eliciting acceptability judgments from speakers of non-standard languages is sometimes clouded by factors akin to prescriptive notions of grammatical correctness. It has been argued that standardization enhances the ability to make clear-cut judgments, while non-standardization may result to grammatical hybridity, often manifested in the form of functionally equivalent variants in the repertoire of a single speaker...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780219/neurofunctionally-dissecting-the-reading-system-in-children
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Johanna Liebig, Eva Froehlich, Carmen Morawetz, Mario Braun, Arthur M Jacobs, Hauke R Heekeren, Johannes C Ziegler
The reading system can be broken down into four basic subcomponents in charge of prelexical, orthographic, phonological, and lexico-semantic processes. These processes need to jointly work together to become a fluent and efficient reader. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we systematically analyzed differences in neural activation patterns of these four basic subcomponents in children (N=41, 9-13 years) using tasks specifically tapping each component (letter identification, orthographic decision, phonological decision, and semantic categorization)...
July 17, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764450/the-articulatory-dynamics-of-pre-velar-and-pre-nasal-%C3%A3-raising-in-english-an-ultrasound-study
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Jeff Mielke, Christopher Carignan, Erik R Thomas
Most dialects of North American English exhibit /æ/-raising in some phonological contexts. Both the conditioning environments and the temporal dynamics of the raising vary from region to region. To explore the articulatory basis of /æ/-raising across North American English dialects, acoustic and articulatory data were collected from a regionally diverse group of 24 English speakers from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. A method for examining the temporal dynamics of speech directly from ultrasound video using EigenTongues decomposition [Hueber, Aversano, Chollet, Denby, Dreyfus, Oussar, Roussel, and Stone (2007)...
July 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758118/human-brain-mapping-of-visual-script-familiarity-between-phonological-and-logographic-language-3%C3%A2-t-functional-mri-study
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Nambeom Kim, Jongho Kim, Chang-Ki Kang, Chan-A Park, Mi-Ra Lim, Young-Bo Kim, Byung-Gee Bak
Neurolinguistic circuitry for two different scripts of language, such as phonological scripts (PhonoS) versus logographic scripts (LogoS) (e.g., English versus Chinese, resp.), recruits segregated neural pathways according to orthographic regularity (OrthoR). The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of VSF for cortical representation according to different OrthoR to represent Hangul versus Hanja as PhonoS versus LogoS, respectively. A total of 24 right-handed, native Korean undergraduate students with the first language of PhonoS and the second language of LogoS were divided into high- or low-competent groups for L2 of LogoS...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745121/ineffective-initiation-contributes-to-deficient-verbal-and-non-verbal-fluency-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Paweł Krukow, Michał Harciarek, Justyna Morylowska-Topolska, Hanna Karakuła-Juchnowicz, Kamil Jonak
AIMS: Patients with schizophrenia (SCH) show impaired verbal and non-verbal fluency. However, these individuals' fluctuations in words or designs generation efficiency over time, a phenomenon that may significantly affect fluency, have never been studied. Thus, the aim of this research was to investigate if individuals with SCH may present with alternations in the dynamics of the information production and its control as well as to test if the potential abnormalities in this regard might affect these patients' overall performance on both verbal and non-verbal fluency tasks...
July 26, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744902/abstraction-and-the-misnamed-language-familiarity-effect
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Elizabeth K Johnson, Laurence Bruggeman, Anne Cutler
Talkers are recognized more accurately if they are speaking the listeners' native language rather than an unfamiliar language. This "language familiarity effect" has been shown not to depend upon comprehension and must instead involve language sound patterns. We further examine the level of sound-pattern processing involved, by comparing talker recognition in foreign languages versus two varieties of English, by (a) English speakers of one variety, (b) English speakers of the other variety, and (c) non-native listeners (more familiar with one of the varieties)...
July 26, 2017: Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736540/dutch-cantonese-bilinguals-show-segmental-processing-during-sinitic-language-production
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Kalinka Timmer, Yiya Chen
This study addressed the debate on the primacy of syllable vs. segment (i.e., phoneme) as a functional unit of phonological encoding in syllabic languages by investigating both behavioral and neural responses of Dutch-Cantonese (DC) bilinguals in a color-object picture naming task. Specifically, we investigated whether DC bilinguals exhibit the phonemic processing strategy, evident in monolingual Dutch speakers, during planning of their Cantonese speech production. Participants named the color of colored line-drawings in Cantonese faster when color and object matched in the first segment than when they were mismatched (e...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736204/neural-stability-a-reflection-of-automaticity-in-reading
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Silvia Siu-Yin Lam, Travis White-Schwoch, Steven G Zecker, Jane Hornickel, Nina Kraus
Automaticity, the ability to perform a task rapidly with minimal effort, plays a key role in reading fluency and is indexed by rapid automatized naming (RAN) and processing speed. Yet little is known about automaticity's neurophysiologic underpinnings. The more efficiently sound is encoded, the more automatic sound processing can be. In turn, this automaticity could free up cognitive resources such as attention and working memory to help build an integrative reading network. Therefore, we hypothesized that automaticity and reading fluency correlate with stable neural representation of sounds, given a larger body of literature suggesting the close relationship between neural stability and the integrative function in the central auditory system...
July 21, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727776/language-related-differences-of-the-sustained-response-evoked-by-natural-speech-sounds
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Christina Siu-Dschu Fan, Xingyu Zhu, Hans Günter Dosch, Christiane von Stutterheim, André Rupp
In tonal languages, such as Mandarin Chinese, the pitch contour of vowels discriminates lexical meaning, which is not the case in non-tonal languages such as German. Recent data provide evidence that pitch processing is influenced by language experience. However, there are still many open questions concerning the representation of such phonological and language-related differences at the level of the auditory cortex (AC). Using magnetoencephalography (MEG), we recorded transient and sustained auditory evoked fields (AEF) in native Chinese and German speakers to investigate language related phonological and semantic aspects in the processing of acoustic stimuli...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718970/activation-of-semantic-information-at-the-sublexical-level-during-handwriting-production-evidence-from-inhibition-effects-of-chinese-semantic-radicals-in-the-picture-word-interference-paradigm
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Xuqian Chen, Yuanlan Liao, Xianzhe Chen
Using a non-alphabetic language (e.g., Chinese), the present study tested a novel view that semantic information at the sublexical level should be activated during handwriting production. Over 80% of Chinese characters are phonograms, in which semantic radicals represent category information (e.g., 'chair,' 'peach,' 'orange' are related to plants) while phonetic radicals represent phonetic information (e.g., 'wolf,' 'brightness,' 'male,' are all pronounced /lang/). Under different semantic category conditions at the lexical level (semantically related in Experiment 1; semantically unrelated in Experiment 2), the orthographic relatedness and semantic relatedness of semantic radicals in the picture name and its distractor were manipulated under different SOAs (i...
August 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710926/speech-and-language-therapy-service-delivery-overcoming-limited-provision-for-children
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L M T Jesus, J Martinez, A R Valente, M C Costa
OBJECTIVES: To test an alternative Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service delivery model based on partnerships between a University and local schools and charities, and to report on the impact and feasibility of intervention based on long-term outcome measures and three case studies with individual analysis of Reliable Change. STUDY DESIGN: The following six-step model was tested: 1-establishing partnerships; 2-flagging children; 3-pre-treatment SLT assessment; 4-reporting and discussion with parents and teachers; 5-treatment; 6-post-treatment assessment...
July 12, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702350/reading-related-white-matter-structures-in-adolescents-are-influenced-more-by-dysregulation-of-emotion-than-behavior
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Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, Scott K Holland, Amelia L Versace, Michele A Bertocci, Genna Bebko, Jorge R C Almeida, Susan B Perlman, Michael J Travis, Mary Kay Gill, Lisa Bonar, Claudiu Schirda, Jeffrey L Sunshine, Boris Birmaher, Gerry Taylor, Vaibhav A Diwadkar, Sarah M Horwitz, David Axelson, Thomas Frazier, Eugene L Arnold, Mary A Fristad, Eric A Youngstrom, Robert L Findling, Mary L Phillips
Mood disorders and behavioral are broad psychiatric diagnostic categories that have different symptoms and neurobiological mechanisms, but share some neurocognitive similarities, one of which is an elevated risk for reading deficit. Our aim was to determine the influence of mood versus behavioral dysregulation on reading ability and neural correlates supporting these skills in youth, using diffusion tensor imaging in 11- to 17-year-old children and youths with mood disorders or behavioral disorders and age-matched healthy controls...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693370/toward-a-graded-psycholexical-space-mapping-model-sublexical-and-lexical-representations-in-chinese-character-reading-development
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Xiuli Tong, Catherine McBride
Following a review of contemporary models of word-level processing for reading and their limitations, we propose a new hypothetical model of Chinese character reading, namely, the graded lexical space mapping model that characterizes how sublexical radicals and lexical information are involved in Chinese character reading development. The underlying assumption of this model is that Chinese character recognition is a process of competitive mappings of phonology, semantics, and orthography in both lexical and sublexical systems, operating as functions of statistical properties of print input based on the individual's specific level of reading...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Learning Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693368/what-reading-disability-evidence-for-multiple-latent-profiles-of-struggling-readers-in-a-large-russian-sibpair-sample-with-at-least-one-sibling-at-risk-for-reading-difficulties
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Sergey A Kornilov, Elena L Grigorenko
In this study, we performed a latent profile analysis of reading and related skills in a large ( n = 733) sibpair sample of Russian readers at risk for reading difficulties. The analysis suggested the presence of seven latent profiles, of which two were characterized by relatively high performance on measures of spelling and reading comprehension and the remaining five included severely as well as moderately affected readers with deficits in the domains of phonological, orthographic, and morphological processing...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Learning Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690506/effective-connectivity-between-ventral-occipito-temporal-and-ventral-inferior-frontal-cortex-during-lexico-semantic-processing-a-dynamic-causal-modeling-study
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Marcela Perrone-Bertolotti, Louise Kauffmann, Cédric Pichat, Juan R Vidal, Monica Baciu
It has been suggested that dorsal and ventral pathways support distinct aspects of language processing. Yet, the full extent of their involvement and their inter-regional connectivity in visual word recognition is still unknown. Studies suggest that they might reflect the dual-route model of reading, with the dorsal pathway more involved in grapho-phonological conversion during phonological tasks, and the ventral pathway performing lexico-semantic access during semantic tasks. Furthermore, this subdivision is also suggested at the level of the inferior frontal cortex, involving ventral and dorsal parts for lexico-semantic and phonological processing, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686908/a-longitudinal-study-investigating-neural-processing-of-speech-envelope-modulation-rates-in-children-with-a-family-risk-for-dyslexia
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Astrid De Vos, Sophie Vanvooren, Jolijn Vanderauwera, Pol Ghesquière, Jan Wouters
Recent evidence suggests that a fundamental deficit in the synchronization of neural oscillations to temporal information in speech may underlie phonological processing problems in dyslexia. Since previous studies were performed cross-sectionally in school-aged children or adults, developmental aspects of neural auditory processing in relation to reading acquisition and dyslexia remain to be investigated. The present longitudinal study followed 68 children during development from pre-reader (5 years old) to beginning reader (7 years old) and more advanced reader (9 years old)...
August 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679003/stability-of-the-cortical-sensory-waveforms-the-p1-n1-p2-complex-and-t-complex-of-auditory-evoked-potentials
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Monica Wagner, Valerie L Shafer, Evis Haxhari, Kevin Kiprovski, Katherine Behrmann, Tara Griffiths
Purpose: Atypical cortical sensory waveforms reflecting impaired encoding of auditory stimuli may result from inconsistency in cortical response to the acoustic feature changes within spoken words. Thus, the present study assessed intrasubject stability of the P1-N1-P2 complex and T-complex to multiple productions of spoken nonwords in 48 adults to provide benchmarks for future studies probing auditory processing deficits. Method: Response trials were split (split epoch averages) for each of 4 word types for each subject and compared for similarity in waveform morphology...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672376/cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-computer-assisted-intervention-delivered-by-educators-for-children-with-speech-sound-disorders
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Sharynne McLeod, Elise Baker, Jane McCormack, Yvonne Wren, Sue Roulstone, Kathryn Crowe, Sarah Masso, Paul White, Charlotte Howland
Purpose: The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of computer-assisted input-based intervention for children with speech sound disorders (SSD). Method: The Sound Start Study was a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Seventy-nine early childhood centers were invited to participate, 45 were recruited, and 1,205 parents and educators of 4- and 5-year-old children returned questionnaires. Children whose parents and educators had concerns about speech were assessed (n = 275); 132 children who were identified with phonological pattern-based errors underwent additional assessment...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662482/phonological-experience-modulates-voice-discrimination-evidence-from-functional-brain-networks-analysis
#20
Xueping Hu, Xiangpeng Wang, Yan Gu, Pei Luo, Shouhang Yin, Lijun Wang, Chao Fu, Lei Qiao, Yi Du, Antao Chen
Numerous behavioral studies have found a modulation effect of phonological experience on voice discrimination. However, the neural substrates underpinning this phenomenon are poorly understood. Here we manipulated language familiarity to test the hypothesis that phonological experience affects voice discrimination via mediating the engagement of multiple perceptual and cognitive resources. The results showed that during voice discrimination, the activation of several prefrontal regions was modulated by language familiarity...
June 26, 2017: Brain and Language
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