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Johansson, I.-L., Samuelsson, C. & Müller, N. (2019). Patients’ and communication partners’ experiences of communicative changes in Parkinson’s disease. Disability and Rehabilitation
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patients’ and communication partners’ experiences of communicative changes in Parkinson’s disease
2019 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the experiences of people with Parkinson’s disease and their close communication partners regarding disease-related communicative changes and participation in everyday conversations.

Materials and methods: Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with six dyads consisting of a person with Parkinson’s disease and a close communication partner. The interview material was analysed through thematic analysis.

Results: The main theme was the experiences of barriers and facilitators for participation in conversations. Subthemes were experiences related to changes in voice and articulation, language and cognition, body language and facial expressions, fatigue, self-image, communicative initiative, and familiarity with conversation partner. The results show individual variation. A change observed in almost all dyads was the person with Parkinson’s disease participating less in conversations.

Conclusions: Assessment and interventions should be based on a broad perspective on communication, and individuals’ priorities should be foregrounded in intervention planning. Both the person with Parkinson’s disease and communication partners need to make adjustments for communication to work. Therefore, close communication partners should be included in assessment and intervention of communicationin Parkinson’s disease from an early stage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Communication; participation; dysarthria; Parkinson’s disease; experiences; communication partner
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-155068 (URN)10.1080/09638288.2018.1539875 (DOI)30669899 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85060575229 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-07-26Bibliographically approved
Guendouzi, J., Meaux, A. & Müller, N. (2016). Avoiding interactional conflict in dementia: the influence of gender styles on interactions.. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 4(1), 9-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avoiding interactional conflict in dementia: the influence of gender styles on interactions.
2016 (English)In: Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, ISSN 2213-1272, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 9-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sociolinguistic research in the general population has established the existence of gender differences in the social use of language. In particular, it has been noted that women use more markers of politeness, small talk and structural devices (e.g. minimal responses, tag questions) to help maintain their conversations. Analysis of interactions involving people with dementia (PWD) suggests that these gender based differences were still present in the face of dementia. Furthermore, the use of these forms of language helped the women with dementia to avoid conflict and extend the length of their interactions. This study investigated whether the use of such language helped or hindered women with dementia in maintaining conversational satisfaction.

Keywords
gender, interactional resources, dementia, politeness
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128688 (URN)
Available from: 2016-05-28 Created: 2016-05-28 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Ball, M., Isaksson, F., Larsson, E. & Müller, N. (2016). Dysarthria in Swedish. In: : . Paper presented at 16th ICPLA Meeting, Halifax, Canada, June 15-18 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dysarthria in Swedish
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Keywords
Dysarthria, Swedish
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130339 (URN)
Conference
16th ICPLA Meeting, Halifax, Canada, June 15-18 2016
Available from: 2016-07-29 Created: 2016-07-29 Last updated: 2019-02-06Bibliographically approved
Archer, B., Müller, N. & Penn, C. (2016). Facilitation effects of cueing techniques in two Sesotho speakers with anomia. Speech, Language and Hearing, 19(3), 140-152
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Facilitation effects of cueing techniques in two Sesotho speakers with anomia
2016 (English)In: Speech, Language and Hearing, ISSN 2050-571X, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 140-152Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aphasiologists developing treatments for anomia should closely align therapy methods with the typological and morphological characteristics of the language in question. The lead author initiated this study to develop more defensible interventions for speakers of Sesotho, a South African language. Prefix-based cueing (our alternative name for initial phoneme cueing that describes these cues in Sesotho-oriented terms) was compared to a novel technique, root-based cueing (RBC). While prefix-based cues are described in the literature, we hypothesized root-based cues would be more appropriate in this context since they were thought to be more consonant with the linguistic parameters of Sesotho. Two speakers with aphasia, who demonstrated significant anomic symptoms, served as participants. We used a multiple-baseline, single case study design. Two 144-item word lists were developed with every item represented by a photograph. Each of the two word lists was associated with one of the two cueing techniques investigated. After baseline measurements were obtained, each participant attended eight facilitation sessions for each cueing condition, resulting in eight data points per condition and participant. For both participants, RBC resulted in greater naming performance than cueing by means of initial phonemes. Our explanation of these results is based on the Interactive Lexical Network model of lexical access; root-based cues may be more effective because they more efficiently constrain the number of lemmas activated after a cue is provided. We argue that a confluence of factors (word-retrieval processes and the character of Sesotho morphosyntax) gave rise to the noted differences in naming facilitation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
Aphasia, Anomia, Interactive network model, Sesotho, Facilitation
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128689 (URN)10.1080/2050571X.2016.1155817 (DOI)2-s2.0-84981156290 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-05-28 Created: 2016-05-28 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Qiang, L., Guo, X., Yao, Y. & Müller, N. (2016). Relative clauses preference in learners of Chinese as a second language. Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics, 39, 199-214
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relative clauses preference in learners of Chinese as a second language
2016 (English)In: Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics, ISSN 2192-9505, Vol. 39, p. 199-214Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Whether preference for subject-extracted relative clauses in language processing is a universal rule has been debated with evidences from both the first and the second language acquisition studies. But very few studies focus on learners of Chinese as a second language. The current research studied Chinese subject/object-extracted relative clauses processing among learners of Chinese as a second language by the self-paced reading experiment. The results demonstrate a faster and more accurate processing of subject-extracted relative clauses in both subject and object modifying conditions, adding more evidence to the universal preference for the subject-extracted relative clauses. Both Frequency-based Accounts and Memory-based Accounts are discussed related to the current findings.

National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128690 (URN)
Available from: 2016-05-28 Created: 2016-05-28 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Kuecker, K., Lockenvitz, S. & Müller, N. (2015). Amount of rhoticity in schwar and in vowel plus /r/ in American English. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 29(8-10), 623-629
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Amount of rhoticity in schwar and in vowel plus /r/ in American English
2015 (English)In: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, ISSN 0269-9206, E-ISSN 1464-5076, Vol. 29, no 8-10, p. 623-629Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present a preliminary study of the duration of rhoticity in coda-r words in American English. We note that traditional descriptions of American English phonology divide these words into two categories: words that end in a vowel followed by a separate /r/ segment (plus possible final consonant), and words that end in an r-colored vowel (plus possible final consonant). R-colored central vowels are termed here stressed and unstressed schwar. Recordings of 15 speakers of American English producing tokens containing these types of vowels were acoustically analysed, and the durations of the rhotic parts of the tokens were measured. The results demonstrated that stressed schwars were usually completely rhotic, unstressed schwars were usually not completely rhotic, but still had on average longer rhotic portions than the vowels+/r/. These findings have implications for intervention with /r/ disorders, which are encountered commonly in child speech disorders. It is argued that if these findings are borne out in a broader study, there might be no need to teach two different types of coda-r in therapy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR and FRANCIS INC, 2015
Keywords
American English; rhoticity; schwar; vowel plus /r/
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121923 (URN)10.3109/02699206.2015.1044674 (DOI)000361313400005 ()26169604 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2015-10-13 Created: 2015-10-12 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Müller, N. & Ball, M. (2015). Clinical linguistics (and phonetics) (2ed.). In: Caroline Bowen (Ed.), Children's speech sound disorders: (pp. 28-31). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Clinical linguistics (and phonetics)
2015 (English)In: Children's speech sound disorders / [ed] Caroline Bowen, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 2, p. 28-31Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015 Edition: 2
National Category
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-115578 (URN)978-04-7072-364-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2016-03-24
Müller, N. (2015). Distributed cognition and cognitive-communication skills in dementia, or: What is wrong with cognitive testing. In: : . Paper presented at IASLT Biennial conference 2015, Dublin, Ireland, the 23rd and 24th of April 2015 in Croke park.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Distributed cognition and cognitive-communication skills in dementia, or: What is wrong with cognitive testing
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126488 (URN)
Conference
IASLT Biennial conference 2015, Dublin, Ireland, the 23rd and 24th of April 2015 in Croke park
Available from: 2016-03-29 Created: 2016-03-29 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Müller, N. & Ball, M. J. (2015). Editorial Material: NICOLE MULLER and MARTIN J. BALL in CLINICAL LINGUISTICS and PHONETICS, vol 29, issue 8-10, pp 573-574. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 29(8-10), 573-574
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial Material: NICOLE MULLER and MARTIN J. BALL in CLINICAL LINGUISTICS and PHONETICS, vol 29, issue 8-10, pp 573-574
2015 (English)In: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, ISSN 0269-9206, E-ISSN 1464-5076, Vol. 29, no 8-10, p. 573-574Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

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Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR and FRANCIS INC, 2015
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121921 (URN)10.3109/02699206.2015.1039658 (DOI)000361313400001 ()26322805 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2015-10-19 Created: 2015-10-12 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Ball, M. J. & Müller, N. (2015). Editorial Material: Special Issue: Selected Papers from ICPLA 2014 in CLINICAL LINGUISTICS and PHONETICS, vol 29, issue 4, pp 247-248. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 29(4), 247-248
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial Material: Special Issue: Selected Papers from ICPLA 2014 in CLINICAL LINGUISTICS and PHONETICS, vol 29, issue 4, pp 247-248
2015 (English)In: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, ISSN 0269-9206, E-ISSN 1464-5076, Vol. 29, no 4, p. 247-248Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

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Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
INFORMA HEALTHCARE, 2015
National Category
Clinical Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117367 (URN)10.3109/02699206.2015.1015686 (DOI)000351675900001 ()25803494 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2015-04-24 Created: 2015-04-24 Last updated: 2017-12-04
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