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Publications & presentations

Research stemming from FOQUSAphasia





  • Stark, BC; Dutta, M; Murray, LL; Bryant, L; den Ouden, D-B; Themistocleous, H; Dalton, SG; Richardson, J; Ramage, AE; Harmon, T; Dipper, L; Greenslade, K; Magdalani, C (2021). “Spotlighting spoken discourse in aphasia.” Symposium. Academy of Aphasia, Virtual. Specific talks given at this symposium included:

    • Stark, BC & Magdalani, C (2021). “Determining rater and test-retest reliability of discourse measures in the spoken personal narratives of people with aphasia,” part of the “Spotlighting spoken discourse in aphasia (Symposium)”. Academy of Aphasia, Virtual.

    • Bryant, L; Roberts, A; Themistocleous, C; den Ouden, D-B; Stark, BC (2021). “Best practices for reporting of discourse analysis.” Academy of Aphasia, Virtual.

    • Dutta, M*; Stark, BC; Murray, LL; Fromm, D; Ramage, AE; Harmon, T.  (2021). “Current practices in spoken discourse analysis in aphasia.” Academy of Aphasia, Virtual.

    • Richardson, J; Dalton, SG; Fromm, D; Greenslade, K; Ramage, AE. (2021). "Progress Towards Clinically Practicable Discourse Outcomes."

  • AphasiaAccess Brag & Steal Presentation, “FOQUSAphasia.” Virtual presentation at the Aphasia Access Leadership Summit, April 9 2021. Co-authors: Laura Murray, PhD; Dirk den Ouden, PhD; Lucy Bryant, PhD; Lucy Dipper, PhD.

  • Stark, BC; Dutta, M*; Murray, L; Fromm, D; Bryant, L. (2020). “Current practices in spoken discourse assessment and analysis in aphasia.” Accepted at (1) International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Vancouver, Canada; (2) Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Hawaii (both cancelled/postponed due to COVID19, will present in 2021)

Grants / Funding

  • ASHFoundation New Investigator Award (PI: BC Stark), 2020-2021. Reliability of spoken discourse in aphasia.


Background reading suggestions:

  • Armstrong, E. (2002). Variation in the discourse of non-brain-damaged speakers on a clinical task. Aphasiology, 16, 647–658.

  • Boyle M. Choosing Discourse Outcome Measures to Assess Clinical Change. Semin. Speech Lang. 2020; 41: 1–9.

  • Bryant, L., Ferguson, A., & Spencer, E. (2016). Linguistic analysis of discourse in aphasia: A review of the literature. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 30(7), 489–518.

  • Dietz, A., & Boyle, M. (2018). Discourse measurement in aphasia research: have we reached the tipping point? Aphasiology, 32(4), 459–464.

  • Dipper et al. (2020). Treatment for Improving Discourse in Aphasia : a systematic review and synthesis of the evidence base. Aphasiology.

  • Goodglass, H. (1993). Understanding aphasia. San Diego: Academic Press.

  • Kintz, S., & Wright, H. H. (2017). Discourse measurement in aphasia research. Aphasiology, 00(00), 1–3.

  • MacWhinney, B. (2000). The CHILDES Project: Tools for Analysing Talk (3rd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc.

  • MacWhinney, B., Forbes, M., & Holland, A. (2011). AphasiaBank: Methods for Studying Discourse. Aphasiology, 25(11), 1286–1307.

  • Nichols, T., Das, S., Eickhoff, S., Evans, A., Glatard, T., Hanke, M., … Yeo, B. T. T. (2017). Best practices in data analysis and sharing in neuroimaging using MRI. Nature Neuroscience, 20(3), 299–303.

  • Pritchard, M., Hilari, K., Cocks, N., & Dipper, L. (2017). Reviewing the quality of discourse information measures in aphasia. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 1–44.

  • Pritchard, M., Hilari, K., Cocks, N., & Dipper, L. (2018). Psychometric properties of discourse measures in aphasia: acceptability, reliability, and validity. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 53(6), 1078–1093.

  • Stark, B. C. (2019). A Comparison of Three Discourse Elicitation Methods in Aphasia and Age-Matched Adults: Implications for Language Assessment and Outcome. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1–17.

  • Wallace, S. J., Worrall, L., Rose, T., Le Dorze, G., Breitenstein, C., Hilari, K., … Webster, J. (2019). A core outcome set for aphasia treatment research: The ROMA consensus statement. International Journal of Stroke, 14(2), 180–185.


We also direct you to the excellent resource of AphasiaBank, which collates publications using its dataset HERE

Learn more about aphasia studies going on, worldwide!
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