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Title: Characteristics of Chinese-English bilingual dyslexia in right occipito-temporal lesion
Authors: Ting S.K.S. 
Chia P.S.
Chan Y.H. 
Kwek K.J.H.
Tan W.
Hameed S. 
Tan E.-K. 
Keywords: Bilingual
Right hemisphere
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Citation: Ting S.K.S., Chia P.S., Chan Y.H., Kwek K.J.H., Tan W., Hameed S., Tan E.-K. (2017). Characteristics of Chinese-English bilingual dyslexia in right occipito-temporal lesion. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 45 : 146-148. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Current literature suggests that right hemisphere lesions produce predominant spatial-related dyslexic error in English speakers. However, little is known regarding such lesions in Chinese speakers. In this paper, we describe the dyslexic characteristics of a Chinese-English bilingual patient with a right posterior cortical lesion. He was found to have profound spatial-related errors during his English word reading, in both real and non-words. During Chinese word reading, there was significantly less error compared to English, probably due to the ideographic nature of the Chinese language. He was also found to commit phonological-like visual errors in English, characterized by error responses that were visually similar to the actual word. There was no significant difference in visual errors during English word reading compared with Chinese. In general, our patient's performance in both languages appears to be consistent with the current literature on right posterior hemisphere lesions. Additionally, his performance also likely suggests that the right posterior cortical region participates in the visual analysis of orthographical word representation, both in ideographical and alphabetic languages, at least from a bilingual perspective. Future studies should further examine the role of the right posterior region in initial visual analysis of both languages. � 2017 Elsevier Ltd
Source Title: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
ISSN: 9675868
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.07.024
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