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Amanda Miller Amberber

Amanda Miller Amberber

Thesis Details

Language switching, language selection and intervention in bilingual aphasia.

The aim of this research is to provide a systematic examination of the capacity to switch languages and the patterns of language switching for bilinguals with language impairment due to aphasia, bilinguals with dementia and healthy adult bilinguals. Grammatical and conversational patterns of switching will be investigated for early bilinguals, those who have acquired both languages in childhood, speaking language pairs that are less or more similar (Tagalog/French/Spanish and English) through performance on a range of experimental and general language and cognitive tasks. The results will have implications for our understanding of bilingual language representation, linguistic theory and bilingual aphasia therapy.

  • Type: PhD
  • Scholarship : APA
  • Supervisors : Professor Lyndsey Nickels, Associate Professor Rosalind Thornton, Emeritus Professor Max Coltheart and Distinguished Professor Stephen Crain


Amanda is also a current member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. For more information on Amanda's research please visit their CCD profile.

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