Psychosocial implications of foreign accent syndrome: two case examples

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2013-12-13
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DiLollo, Anthony
Scherz, Julie W.
Neimeyer, Robert A.
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DiLollo, Anthony; Scherz, Julie W.; Neimeyer, Robert A. 2013. Psychosocial implications of foreign accent syndrome: two case examples. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, vol. 27:no. 1, 2014:ppg. 14-30

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Research on foreign accent syndrome (FAS), a rare form of speech disorder that typically follows some form of neurological insult, has concentrated almost exclusively on its neurogenic origins and motoric features, to the virtual neglect of its psychosocial implications for the patients who experience it. In this article we draw on the concepts and methods of personal construct theory to analyze two cases of FAS, demonstrating the significant and sometimes sweeping reconstruction of these persons’ sense of identity in the social world.

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