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Acquired Dyslexia in a Biscript Reader Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Second Case

Eng, Nancy PhD; Obler, Loraine K. PhD

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Abstract

This case study examines the reading disruptions in a bilingual/biscriptal (Cantonese/English) reader following traumatic brain injury. Reading disruptions following brain injury are termed acquired dyslexia and alexia. Because of their unique ability to read in two different scripts, biscript readers with acquired dyslexia pose unique questions to neurolinguists and psychologists. These readers possess two orthographic systems and thus allow the opportunity to explore the biscriptal lexicon. Additionally, when particular readers' two scripts are marked differently, as in the case of an alphabetic script and a logographic script, questions regarding word-recognition processes can be explored.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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