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Media: NYT: Foreign Accent Syndrome

Submitter: Karen S. Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ccms.ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: The 'Vital Signs' section of the October 15, 2002 New York Times online
has a short piece entitled:

Complications: After a Stroke, a New Accen
by John O'Neil

It begins:

Some stroke or accident victims lose the ability to produce speech;
others, their ability to understand it. But in an extremely small group, the
brain injuries produce a shift in pronunciation known as foreign accen
syndrome.
Researchers at Oxford believe they have zeroed in on the brain region
involved in the syndrome, which causes patients' accents to shift suddenly.

The URL:

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/15/health/15CHAN.html?8vd

You can also link to short 'before' and 'after' recordings of a 'foreign
accent syndrome' victim at:

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/index.html

A news release from the original source of the research findings, Oxford
University, together with the 'before' and 'after' audio links, can be found
here:

http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/po/021003.shtml


Karen Steffen Chung
karchung@ccms.ntu.edu.tw

Explore phonetics resources at:
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung
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Issue Number: 13.2688
Date Posted: October 17, 2002

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