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