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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917165/cerebellar-induced-differential-polyglot-aphasia-a-neurolinguistic-and-fmri-study
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Peter Mariën, Kim van Dun, Johanna Van Dormael, Dorien Vandenborre, Stefanie Keulen, Mario Manto, Jo Verhoeven, Jubin Abutalebi
Research has shown that linguistic functions in the bilingual brain are subserved by similar neural circuits as in monolinguals, but with extra-activity associated with cognitive and attentional control. Although a role for the right cerebellum in multilingual language processing has recently been acknowledged, a potential role of the left cerebellum remains largely unexplored. This paper reports the clinical and fMRI findings in a strongly right-handed (late) multilingual patient who developed differential polyglot aphasia, ataxic dysarthria and a selective decrease in executive function due to an ischemic stroke in the left cerebellum...
September 13, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895004/positive-cognitive-effects-of-bilingualism-and-multilingualism-on-cerebral-function-a-review
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REVIEW
Cibel Quinteros Baumgart, Stephen Bates Billick
A review of the current literature regarding bilingualism demonstrates that bilingualism is linked to higher levels of controlled attention and inhibition in executive control and can protect against the decline of executive control in aging by contributing to cognitive reserve. Bilinguals may also have smaller vocabulary size and slower lexical retrieval for each language. The joint activation theory is proposed to explain these results. Older trilingual adults experience more protection against cognitive decline and children and young adults showed similar cognitive advantages to bilinguals in inhibitory control...
September 11, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886430/story-grammar-elements-and-causal-relations-in-the-narratives-of-russian-hebrew-bilingual-children-with-sli-and-typical-language-development
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Sveta Fichman, Carmit Altman, Anna Voloskovich, Sharon Armon-Lotem, Joel Walters
BACKGROUND: While there is general agreement regarding poor performance of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) on microstructure measures of narrative production, findings on macrostructure are inconsistent. PURPOSE: The present study analyzed narrative abilities of Russian-Hebrew bilingual preschool children with and without SLI, with a particular focus on story grammar (SG) elements and causal relations, in order to identify macrostructure features which distinguish bilingual children with SLI from those with typical development...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857404/polite-professional-practical-what-drives-caller-satisfaction-with-the-new-south-wales-quitline-australia
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Anne Carolyn Grunseit, Melissa Gwizd, Claudine Lyons, Caroline Anderson, Blythe Jane O'Hara
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Previous studies on smoking quitlines have focused on service effectiveness and usage, describing client characteristics, referral sources and service utilisation. There is a lack of qualitative research examining callers' perspectives on service quality. The analysis aimed to describe the factors which underpin quitline callers' descriptions of their satisfaction with the service. DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted qualitative interviews with 46 callers to the NSW Quitline's English and multilingual lines...
August 31, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839451/orthographic-and-phonological-neighborhood-databases-across-multiple-languages
#5
Viorica Marian
The increased globalization of science and technology and the growing number of bilinguals and multilinguals in the world have made research with multiple languages a mainstay for scholars who study human function and especially those who focus on language, cognition, and the brain. Such research can benefit from large-scale databases and online resources that describe and measure lexical, phonological, orthographic, and semantic information. The present paper discusses currently-available resources and underscores the need for tools that enable measurements both within and across multiple languages...
2017: Written Language and Literacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821648/bilingual-language-switching-in-the-lab-vs-in-the-wild-the-spatio-temporal-dynamics-of-adaptive-language-control
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Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, Liina Pylkkänen
For a bilingual human, every utterance requires a choice about which language to use. This choice is commonly regarded as part of general executive control, engaging prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices similarly to many types of effortful task-switching. However, while language control within artificial switching paradigms has been heavily studied, the neurobiology of natural switching within socially cued situations has not been characterized. Additionally, although theoretical models address how language control mechanisms adapt to the distinct demands of different interactional contexts, these predictions have not been empirically tested...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818118/effects-of-age-and-stimulus-material-on-character-introductions-of-swedish-speaking-four-to-six-year-olds
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Josefin Lindgren
This study investigates effects of age on character introductions in the oral narratives of seventy-two monolingual Swedish-speaking four- to six-year-olds, comparing results from the Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives (MAIN; Gagarina et al., 2012, 2015), and the Edmonton Narrative Norms Instrument (ENNI; Schneider et al., 2005). The proportion of appropriate referring expressions for introducing story characters clearly increases from age four to six. However, the children's performance is strongly stimulus-dependent...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Child Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813555/analysis-of-item-level-bias-in-the-bayley-iii-language-subscales-the-validity-and-utility-of-standardized-language-assessment-in-a-multilingual-setting
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Shaun K Y Goh, Elaine K H Tham, Iliana Magiati, Litwee Sim, Shamini Sanmugam, Anqi Qiu, Mary L Daniel, Birit F P Broekman, Anne Rifkin-Graboi
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to improve standardized language assessments among bilingual toddlers by investigating and removing the effects of bias due to unfamiliarity with cultural norms or a distributed language system. Method: The Expressive and Receptive Bayley-III language scales were adapted for use in a multilingual country (Singapore). Differential item functioning (DIF) was applied to data from 459 two-year-olds without atypical language development...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813473/the-availability-of-pharmacies-in-the-united-states-2007-2015
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Dima Mazen Qato, Shannon Zenk, Jocelyn Wilder, Rachel Harrington, Darrell Gaskin, G Caleb Alexander
IMPORTANCE: Despite their increasingly important role in health care delivery, little is known about the availability, and characteristics, of community pharmacies in the United States. OBJECTIVES: (1) To examine trends in the availability of community pharmacies and pharmacy characteristics (24-hour, drive-up, home delivery, e-prescribing, and multilingual staffing) associated with access to prescription medications in the U.S. between 2007 and 2015; and (2) to determine whether and how these patterns varied by pharmacy type (retail chains, independents, mass retailers, food stores, government and clinic-based) and across counties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795019/safe-and-ethical-living-kidney-donation-in-qatar-a-national-health-system-s-approach
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Muhammad Asim, Yousuf Al-Maslamani, Hassan Al-Malki
The increasing incidence of end-stage kidney disease in Qatar has led to growing demand for donor kidneys. The deceased donor kidney program has yet to achieve its full potential; hence, living kidney donation has been widely adopted as an appropriate alternative. The reliance on living kidney donors however, raises a number of social, ethical, and legal concerns surrounding informed consent, voluntarism, psychosocial evaluation, perioperative care, and long-term follow-up of living kidney donors. Many of these concerns become heightened in a multicultural, multilingual society within a Gulf country such as Qatar...
2017: Qatar Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793812/infant-statistical-learning
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Jenny R Saffran, Natasha Z Kirkham
Perception involves making sense of a dynamic, multimodal environment. In the absence of mechanisms capable of exploiting the statistical patterns in the natural world, infants would face an insurmountable computational problem. Infant statistical learning mechanisms facilitate the detection of structure. These abilities allow the infant to compute across elements in their environmental input, extracting patterns for further processing and subsequent learning. In this selective review, we summarize findings that show that statistical learning is both a broad and flexible mechanism (supporting learning from different modalities across many different content areas) and input specific (shifting computations depending on the type of input and goal of learning)...
August 9, 2017: Annual Review of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774559/implementation-of-hpv-vaccination-guidelines-in-a-diverse-population-in-los-angeles-results-from-an-environmental-scan-of-local-hpv-resources-and-needs
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Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Brianna A Lienemann, Marisela Robles, Ethel Johnson, Kathleen Sanchez, Rita Singhal, Jane Steinberg, Jenny M Jaque, Mary Ann Pentz, Stephen Gruber
Research shows that vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is one of the most effective methods for reducing risk for cervical cancer; it also protects against other HPV-related cancers. Controversies exist regarding HPV vaccination in several communities; which may in part explain why although rates of HPV vaccination are increasing nationwide, Los Angeles County (LAC) data show that many adolescents are still not vaccinated. These adolescents remain at high-risk for infection. Using community-based participatory principles, we conducted an environmental scan that included a literature review, the development of a community advisory board, community feedback from HPV community meetings, and interviews with stakeholders to understand attitudes toward HPV vaccination and their impact in follow through with HPV vaccines...
September 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764472/spectral-moments-vs-discrete-cosine-transformation-coefficients-evaluation-of-acoustic-measures-distinguishing-two-merging-german-fricatives
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Stefanie Jannedy, Melanie Weirich
The results of the quantification of the acoustic differences between German /ç/ and /ʃ/ in three speaker groups with varying contrast realizations are presented. Data for two speaker groups were collected in Berlin and Kiel, where the contrast is still realized. Data for a third group were collected in Berlin from speakers of Hood German-a youth-style multiethnolect spoken by adolescents in multilingual and multicultural neighborhoods of Berlin-where the contrast has weakened or is even lost. A forced choice perception test showed that listeners reliably differentiate these two fricatives in minimal pairs produced by the speakers from Berlin and Kiel, but fail to do so for the productions of the Hood German speakers...
July 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762120/-the-zanzu-web-portal-a%C3%A2-contribution-to-the-sexual-health-of-migrants
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REVIEW
Ilona Renner, Christine Winkelmann
BACKGROUND: "Zanzu - my body in words and images" - zanzu.de is a multilingual web portal that brings together information about different aspects of sexual health. It was developed to address specific needs of migrants, including barriers to access. Zanzu provides quality-assured information on the topics of body, sexuality, HIV/STIs, family planning, sexuality and rights. METHOD: A few months after launching the web portal, a formative evaluation was conducted...
July 31, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736776/emojinet-building-a-machine-readable-sense-inventory-for-emoji
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Sanjaya Wijeratne, Lakshika Balasuriya, Amit Sheth, Derek Doran
Emoji are a contemporary and extremely popular way to enhance electronic communication. Without rigid semantics attached to them, emoji symbols take on different meanings based on the context of a message. Thus, like the word sense disambiguation task in natural language processing, machines also need to disambiguate the meaning or 'sense' of an emoji. In a first step toward achieving this goal, this paper presents EmojiNet, the first machine readable sense inventory for emoji. EmojiNet is a resource enabling systems to link emoji with their context-specific meaning...
November 2016: Proc Int Workshop Soc Inform
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721310/a-pilot-study-to-determine-the-effect-of-an-educational-dvd-in-philippine-languages-on-cancer-clinical-trial-participation-among-filipinos-in-hawai-i
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Jamie Q Felicitas-Perkins, Melvin Paul Palalay, Charlene Cuaresma, Reginald Cs Ho, Moon S Chen, Julie Dang, William S Loui
We conducted an experimental pilot study in an oncology clinic in Honolulu, Hawai'i to determine the effect of a culturally-tailored educational DVD on cancer clinical trial participation among Filipino cancer patients. Thirty-seven patients participated in the study, with 17 randomized into the control group (ie, usual education) and 20 into the intervention group (ie, usual education plus educational DVD). Participants completed pre- and post-educational questionnaires with items asking about understanding of several cancer topics, behavioral outcomes, and attitudes regarding several treatment and physician related topics...
July 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680441/the-origins-of-ashkenaz-ashkenazic-jews-and-yiddish
#17
Ranajit Das, Paul Wexler, Mehdi Pirooznia, Eran Elhaik
Recently, the geographical origins of Ashkenazic Jews (AJs) and their native language Yiddish were investigated by applying the Geographic Population Structure (GPS) to a cohort of exclusively Yiddish-speaking and multilingual AJs. GPS localized most AJs along major ancient trade routes in northeastern Turkey adjacent to primeval villages with names that resemble the word "Ashkenaz." These findings were compatible with the hypothesis of an Irano-Turko-Slavic origin for AJs and a Slavic origin for Yiddish and at odds with the Rhineland hypothesis advocating a Levantine origin for AJs and German origins for Yiddish...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673304/lost-in-translation-a-multilingual-query-builder-improves-the-quality-of-pubmed-queries-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Matthieu Schuers, Mher Joulakian, Gaetan Kerdelhué, Léa Segas, Julien Grosjean, Stéfan J Darmoni, Nicolas Griffon
BACKGROUND: MEDLINE is the most widely used medical bibliographic database in the world. Most of its citations are in English and this can be an obstacle for some researchers to access the information the database contains. We created a multilingual query builder to facilitate access to the PubMed subset using a language other than English. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of this multilingual query builder on the quality of PubMed queries for non-native English speaking physicians and medical researchers...
July 3, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669038/asymmetrical-priming-effects-an-exploration-of-trilingual-german-english-french-lexico-semantic-memory
#19
Agnieszka Ewa Tytus
The growing number of multilingual speakers poses an interesting question as to the way in which three or more languages are represented in the memory of a language user. The Revised Hierarchical Model (Kroll and Stewart in J Mem Lang 33: 149-174, 1994) or the Sense Model (Finkbeiner et al. in J Mem Lang 51(1), 1-22, 2004) skillfully capture the prediction regarding two languages, with the lexical level being separate and the conceptual one being unified or distributed to a varying degree. In this set of experiments, we employed primed animacy decision tasks to address the lexico-semantic representation of trilingual German-English-French speakers...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665758/multilingual-issues-in-qualitative-research
#20
Judith Oxley, Evra Günhan, Monica Kaniamattam, Jack Damico
This study is a reflective account of how problem solving was accomplished during the translation of semi-structured interviews from a source language to a target language. Data are drawn from two qualitative research studies in which Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to obtain insights into the lived experience of parents of children with disabilities in India and Turkey. The authors discuss challenges to interpretation that arise when participants and the main researcher speak the same non-English native language and the results of the study are intended for an English-speaking audience...
2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
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