Recovery Patterns in a Shona- English Bilingual Broca's Aphasic
Recovery Pattern of Language components in a Broca's Aphasic
Recovery patterns in bilingual aphasics has been an area of interest to many researchers.
Most of these researchers focuses on finding out which language recovers first after an aphasic insult, the first acquired language or the second learned language.
Though this is also one of the aims of the author of this book, she went on further to try and establish a recovery pattern of language components in a broca's Shona - English bilingual aphasic.
the language components which the author focuses on are language production, reading and writing.
the results of the tests led to the conclusion that language production recovers first followed by reading then writing and that the first acquired language recovers first and better than the second learned language.
it is the hope of the author that this book will be of importance to speech therapists, Bantu Psycholinguists and to those who wish to have an understanding of the relationship between language and the brain.
Ms E Mafunda holds a B.A.
Honours Degree in Linguistics from University of Zimbabwe which she successfully completed in 2008.
she is currently an MPHIL student at the sane university in the department of Linguistics where she is an Assistant Lecturer from 2009 to date.