Naming famous people: An examination of tip-of-the-tongue phenomena in aphasia and Alzheimer's disease

P. M. Beeson, A. L. Holland, L. L. Murray

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Abstract

Confrontation naming of famous faces was studied in 33 individuals with aphasia (anomic, Broca's, and conduction) and 27 individuals with mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). Naming failures were examined for evidence of tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) state by probing semantic and word-form knowledge (initial letter and word shape). Basic semantic information was provided for many of the recognized faces by all subject groups. Conduction and Broca's groups showed strongest evidence of TOT, performing above chance on initial letter identification. There was little evidence of word-form knowledge in anomic and AD groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-336
Number of pages14
JournalAphasiology
Volume11
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • LPN and LVN

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