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ROTHE-NEVES, Rui et al. Tasks for Psycholinguistic Assessment in Brazilian Portuguese: Preliminary Results. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.1, pp.70-78. ISSN 1982-1247.

Objective: This study aimed at developing and testing for internal consistency of tasks for the assessment of language disorders based on the psycholinguistic approach following the criteria of the Psycholinguistc Assessment of Language. Methods: Five language comprehension and four language production tasks in Brazilian Portuguese were designed and tested in a clinical group diagnosed as aphasics (n=26) and a control group (n=55). Groups were not paired since the tasks were at stake. Results: As expected, the clinical group scored significantly lower, but with consistent results. Conclusions: Since it discriminated between groups, the tasks were appropriate for use among the population with acquired language impairment. The psycholinguistic subsystems were distinctively impaired within the clinical group, by means of which it is possible to identify the spared language abilities.

Keywords : Language evaluation; language; psycholinguistics; linguistics.

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