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Jiyeon Lee, Implicit syntactic learning in post-stroke aphasia

- BCBL auditorium (and BCBL zoom room 2)

What: Implicit syntactic learning in post-stroke aphasia

Where:  BCBL Auditorium and zoom room # 2 (If you would like to attend to this meeting reserve at

Who: Jiyeon Lee, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, USA

When:  Tuesday,  June 20th, 14:00 PM

Impaired mapping between messages and sentence structures is pervasive in persons with aphasia (PWA), resulting in difficulty producing and comprehending sentences. However, ways to ameliorate such deficits are currently limited. I will introduce structural priming – a language user’s tendency to echo previously encountered message-syntax associations - as a novel facilitator for implicit language (re-)learning in post-stroke aphasia. I will present a series of findings demonstrating that (a) structural priming effectively facilitates use of linguistic representations during off-line (e.g., accuracy) and online (e.g., eye-tracking) sentence production in PWA and (b) structural priming can be used as a treatment component in aphasia, as evidenced by lasting and generalized changes within and across the production and comprehension modalities. I look forward to discussing further implications of these findings with the colleagues at the BCBL as they shed light on the interplay between language and cognition and cross-linguistic studies.