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A Maltese adaptation of the Boston Naming Test: A shortened version

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dc.contributor.author Grima, Ritienne
dc.contributor.author Franklin, Sue
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-14T11:21:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5610
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The Boston Naming Test (BNT) is the most widely used naming test worldwide in research and clinical settings. This study aimed to develop a method for adapting the BNT to suit different linguistic and cultural characteristics using the example of Maltese in a bilingual context. In addition, it investigated the effects in Malta of age and level of education on naming performance. The words of the BNT were first translated into Maltese. The test was then piloted to establish target and alternative responses. Naming performance data were later collected from individuals of different ages and levels of education. Only 38 BNT items had at least 70% name agreement. Main effects of age and education were found. A Maltese adaptation was proposed using 38 items and lenient scoring. Similar procedures may be used in other bilingual populations. The study suggests that normative data should be stratified according to age and education. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics;30 (11), pp. 871-887
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2016.1181106
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 2016 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2016.1181106 en_US
dc.subject Boston Naming Test en_US
dc.subject Maltese en_US
dc.subject naming test adaptation en_US
dc.subject age and years of education en_US
dc.title A Maltese adaptation of the Boston Naming Test: A shortened version en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-03-14T11:13:25Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/02699206.2016.1181106
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2017-06-17
dc.embargo.terms 2017-06-17 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2692547
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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