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Int J Lang Commun Disord 2014 Jun;

Authors: Charlotta Saldert, Ulrika Ferm, Steven Bloch

It is known that dysarthria arising from Parkinson's disease may affect intelligibility in conversational interaction. Research has also shown that Parkinson's disease may affect cognition and cause word-retrieval difficulties and pragmatic problems in the use of language. However, it is not known whether or how these problems become manifest in everyday conversations or how conversation partners handle such problems.

PMID: 24934292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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