AphasiaBank English PWA Protocol Data

This page provides access to the individual segments of the English AphasiaBank Control protocol data collected at various sites across the United States and Canada. The protocol was administered by Margie Forbes and Audrey Holland in collaboration with the local sites. Sessions were transcribed by Davida Fromm, Lillian Jarold, and Andrew Yankes at CMU. There is a total of 247 participants. All corpora have transcripts linked to video.
Corpus N Contributors Site
Capilouto 74 Capilouto University of Kentucky
Kempler 1 Daniel Kempler Emerson College
MSU 18 Mary Boyle Montclair State University
Richardson 57 Janet Richardson University of New Mexico
UMD 31 Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah University of Maryland
Wright 97 Heather Wright East Carolina

Citation information

MacWhinney, B., Fromm, D., Forbes, M. & Holland, A. (2011). AphasiaBank: Methods for studying discourse. Aphasiology, 25,1286-1307.

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

The AphasiaBank English Control Protocol includes the following discourse tasks:

  • Free Speech Samples -- Stroke Story and Coping, Important Event
  • Picture Descriptions -- Broken Window, Refused Umbrella, Cat Rescue
  • Story Narrative -- Cinderella
  • Procedural Discourse -- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

    The following tests are administered in conjunction with the discourse protocol:

  • Western Aphasia Battery-Revised -- Aphasia Quotient subtests
  • Boston Naming Test, Second Edition, Short Form
  • Northwestern Verb Naming test
  • AphasiaBank Repetition test
  • Complex Ideational Material subtest of the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination
  • Sentence Comprehension Assessment derived from the Philadelphia Comprehension Battery

    Materials in the AphasiaBank Protocol are available from the protocol page.
    Links to spreadsheets with participants' demographic data and test results are also available there.

    Participants are identified by a corpus name, a number, and a letter (indicating the order of repeated administrations of the protocol). For example, MSU01a is participant #01 from Montclair State University seen for the first time, and MSU01b is the same person seen for a second time. If the protocol (or parts of the protocol) were repeated within 6 months of the previous administration, test data (e.g., WAB-R scores) from the previous administration are used. The demographic spreadsheet provides dates of testing.