Comprehension and Production of Time Reference by Speakers of Indonesian with Aphasia

Period: January 2009-December 2011

This PhD project began in January 2009. The project is a part of a series of crosslinguistic investigations into the processing of time reference in many different languages in the Test for Assessing Reference of Time (TART) project. In addition to answering the general questions of the TART, the project is a pioneer in describing the linguistic characteristics of fluent and non-fluent aphasia in speakers of Indonesian, a member of the Austronesian language family which is quite different from the languages investigated extensively in the aphasia literature so far.

The research aims to quantify and qualify how aphasia influences the comprehension and production of language by speakers of Indonesian. Three experiments with speakers with aphasia are carried out to achieve this aim. Furthermore, as a part of the TART project which focuses on time reference, this project also investigates time reference processing by healthy Indonesian speakers with the means of Event Related Potential method in order to establish healthy processing of time reference, as this has not been investigated before in Indonesian.


Harwintha Yuhria Anjarningsih
Prof. Dr. Roelien Bastiaanse


The project is funded by a three-year grant to Harwintha Yuhria Anjarningsih given by the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia.


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