Deep dysgraphia in Turkish.

Raman, Ilhan and Weekes, Brendan (2006) Deep dysgraphia in Turkish. In: Acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia across scripts. Weekes, Brendan, ed. IOS Press , Amsterdam. ISBN 9781586035921

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Abstract

Deep dysgraphic patients make semantic errors when writing to dictation and they cannot write nonwords. Extant reports of deep dysgraphia come from languages with relatively opaque orthographies. Turkish is a transparent orthography because the bidirectional mappings between phonology and orthography are completely predictable. We report BRB, a biscriptal Turkish-English speaker who has acquired dysgraphia characterised by semantic errors as well as effects of grammatical class and imageability on writing in Turkish. Nonword spelling is abolished. A similar pattern of errors is observed in English. BRB is the first report of acquired dysgraphia in a truly transparent writing system. We argue that deep dysgraphia results from damage to the mappings that are common to both languages between word meanings and orthographic representations.

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Similar paper has also been published in 'Behavioural Neurology' no 16, vol 2. 2005.

Research Areas:School of Health and Education > Health & Education
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