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An atypical case of Foreign Accent Syndrome.

Authors
  • Ryalls, Jack
  • Whiteside, Janet
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical linguistics & phonetics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
20
Issue
2-3
Pages
157–162
Identifiers
PMID: 16428232
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A new case of Foreign Accent Syndrome is described. This American woman presented with a British- or Australian- sounding accent after stroke, which resulted in a lacunar infarct in the left internal capsule. The atypical etiology and apparent changes in lexical use are described. It is hypothesized that an abnormally tense vocal tract posture may account for phonetic changes in vowel quality and a higher average fundamental frequency.

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