University of Maryland Control Corpus

Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah
Aphasia Research Center
University of Maryland

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Participants: 23 monolingual, 18 bilingual
Type of Study: monolingual and bilingual controls
Location: Maryland
Media type: audio and video
DOI: doi:10.21415/A1AQ-JW89

Citation information

Faroqi-Shah, Y., Milman, L., Li, R. (October 2019). Comparing language performance in monolinguals and bilinguals: some language measures are more equal than others. Academy of Aphasia, Macau, China. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2019.01.00111

Faroqi-Shah, Y., & Milman, L. (2018). A comparison of animal, action and phonemic fluency in aphasia. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 53, 370-384.

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Corpus Description

This corpus compared standardized test and narrative language performance across non-aphasic native speakers of English and non-aphasic non-native speakers of English (first language was Spanish or an Asian-Indian language). Participants were administered the AphasiaBank protocol narrative tasks as well as other language and cognitive tests. Demographicand test data are available along with the corpus.


This project was funded by the American Speech Language Hearing Associations Project Grant for Multicultural Activities.

Usage Restrictions

Video recordings may not be shared or presented for any audience (for teaching or research). Currently, only monolingual data are available for sharing.