Generative naming in Korean-English bilingual speakers and assessment tests for Korean-English bilingual speakers with aphasia



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This present study aimed to: 1) Update and expand the data pool of normal Korean-English speaker’s generative naming task from previous data in Food, Clothes, and Animal categories, 2) analyze the relationship between language proficiencies and total number of words and different categories, and 3) provide easier means of testing Korean-English bilinguals with aphasia through translated standardized tests such as Aphasia Language Performance Scale (ALPS) and Boston Naming Test (BNT). Five additional subjects were added to 25 participants from Kim (2010). The participants were asked to name as many different items as possible in 60 seconds in Food, Clothes, and Animal category in both English and Korean. The participants generated more items in Korean than in English. A significant negative correlation was observed between number of words generated in Korean and Korean proficiency and between number of category doublets produced and language proficiency difference scores. A significant positive correlation was observed between number of words generated in English and English proficiency. Large differences in the number of words generated were observed between the participants assessed and participants from Kim (2010), indicating education level and field of study impacts generative naming ability.