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Bilingual Aphasia

The global effect of a worldwide aging population with a high incidence of cardiovascular disease and stroke interacts with local multilingual scenarios resulting from high immigration patterns, bilingual education, and coexistence of local language communities in many countries. Many older bilingual individuals (speakers of two languages) and multilingual or polyglot individuals (speakers of more than two languages) in multilingual populations experience poststroke language disorders or aphasia.

Understanding aphasia in bilingual and multilingual adults has been approached from theoretical and clinical perspectives. Theoretical investigations have aimed to explore what the brains of bilingual and multilingual speakers can tell us about the neurological and cognitive bases of language and whether there are any differences between the bilingual or multilingual and monolingual brain, whereas clinical research has looked at ...

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