Sahraoui Corpus


Halima Sahraoui
Centre Interdisciplinaire des Sciences du Langage et de la Cognition
Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail

Participants: 5 agrammatic speakers, 6 controls
Type of Study: connected discourse
Location: French
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5HK6V
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Citation information

Sahraoui, H. & Nespoulous, J. (2012). Across-task variability in agrammatic performance. Aphasiology, 26(6), 785-810.
doi:dx.doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2011.650625

Other relevant references:
Sahraoui, H., & Nespoulous, J.-L. (2012). Across‐task variability in agrammatic performance. Aphasiology, 26(6), 785–810.
doi:dx.doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2011.650625

Sahraoui, H. (2009). Contribution à l’étude des stratégies compensatoires dans l’agrammatisme [Contribution to the study of compensatory strategies in agrammatism] (unpublished thesis). Toulouse, France.

In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least one of the above references.

General Overview

Goal associated with the data collection:
My original data collection protocol (Sahraoui, 2009; Sahraoui & Nespoulous, 2012) featured four production tasks designed to collect agrammatic and control monological speech, with gradual contrasts in instructions and picture use. I was looking for task variability and compensation strategies in the agrammatic patients' performance.

Demographic information about agrammatic and control speakers can be found in the attached documentation.

3 Tasks used to collect French connected discourse:

Task 1:
Spontaneous autobiographical speech (“Task 1”: No pictorial material at all, and the instruction Tell me about your illness).

Task 2:
Narrative speech involving the telling of the well-known fairytales Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella (“Task 2”: Partial use of pictures, removed before the beginning of the storytelling, and the instruction Tell me the Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella stories without the help of the pictures).

Task 3:
Narrative/descriptive speech involving the telling of seven unknown short stories (“Task 3”: Four pictures, visible throughout the storytelling, and the instruction Put the pictures in the correct order and tell me what’s happening).