Famous People Corpus

Audrey Holland
Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Arizona

Participants: 77 PWA, 30 controls
Type of Study: Famous People Protocol
Location: USA
Media type: video
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5MD62
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Citation information

Holland, A., Forbes, M., Fromm, D., & MacWhinney, B. (2019). Communicative strengths in severe aphasia: the famous people protocol and its value in planning treatment. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 28(3), 1010-1018.

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 of the above references.

General Overview

Audrey Holland developed the Famous People Protocol to be used with people whose spoken language impairment was too severe to allow them to participate effectively in the original AphasiaBank Protocol.

Stimuli for the FPP comprise photographs of famous people across a variety of domains (entertainers, world figures and US presidents, athletes). Stimuli have been chosen to permit the PWA to use of a variety of modalities to obtain full credit for a response. The scoring system and conventions are described at the Famous People Protocol link at the AphasiaBank website.

The spreadsheet with demographic data and test results for PWA and Controls who have done the Famous People Protocol are available to AphasiaBank members here .

These media files are not yet transcribed.