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Hasani Jalilian F, Gheitury A, Yadegar Azari R. Exploring Aphasia in Kalhori. IRJ. 2017; 15 (3) :287-292
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-534-en.html
1- Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Literature, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.
3- Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: Despite numerous studies conducted to explore the manifestations of aphasia in different languages of the world, language-specific patterns of aphasic patients in Kalhori as a southern dialect of Kurdish spoken in part of Kermanshah Province, Iran, remains largely unpacked. The present study aims at investigating language deficits of a forty-year-old Kurdish-Persian aphasic woman, here F. D., who was diagnosed with Broca’s aphasia.
Methods: To assess her linguistic competence, and more particularly, her knowledge of syntax and semantics, we administered a modified version of the Bilingual Aphasia Test in Kalhori. 
Results: Although she showed severe deficits in almost all modalities and levels examined, results indicated definiteness, prepositions and verb agreement with the subject as the most problematic areas. 
Discussion: While impairments to do with prepositions and parts of speech are expected features of aphasic patients, as far as the assessment of verbal morphology of Kalhori is concerned, results seem to replicate the results achieved by Nilipour et al. (2001) researching Persian bilingual aphasics. 

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Received: 2015/05/31 | Accepted: 2016/02/23 | Published: 2016/02/23

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