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dc.contributorDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.creatorCummings, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-10T08:01:13Z-
dc.date.available2021-06-10T08:01:13Z-
dc.identifier.issn2157-4898en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/90301-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEBSCO Publishingen_US
dc.rights© 2021 IJLSen_US
dc.subjectCognitive-communication disorderen_US
dc.subjectCovid-19en_US
dc.subjectDiscourse productionen_US
dc.subjectExecutive functionen_US
dc.subjectInfectious diseaseen_US
dc.subjectNarrative discourseen_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectPragmaticsen_US
dc.titleCovid-19 and language : a case studyen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage1en_US
dc.identifier.epage24en_US
dc.identifier.volume15en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dcterms.abstractThe emergence of novel SARS-CoV-2 has had devastating consequences for populations in all parts of the world. The virus that causes Covid-19 has resulted in high mortality, particularly among vulnerable individuals. It has also given rise to a condition termed "long Covid." This is a constellation of often debilitating symptoms that persists for many months after initial infection with SARS-CoV-2. Many adults with long Covid report an array of cognitive-linguistic difficulties that are commonly characterized as “brain fog.” These difficulties compromise daily activities and occupational functioning, and cause considerable psychological distress, with many affected individuals unable to work months after the acute phase of their illness. This case study examines a 61-year-old man who contracted SARS-CoV-2 in the early days of the first wave of the pandemic in the UK. It explores in detail the development of his illness over several months. A detailed analysis of his language is undertaken. It reveals a speaker with intact structural language skills and normal speech production abilities. However, there was an impairment of high-level language skills that affected the informativeness of his discourse. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the clinical implications of this case.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsopen accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationInternational journal of language studies, July 2021, v. 15, no. 3, p. 1-24en_US
dcterms.isPartOfInternational journal of language studiesen_US
dcterms.issued2021-07-
dc.identifier.eissn2157-4901en_US
dc.description.validate202106 bcvcen_US
dc.description.oaAuthor’s Originalen_US
dc.identifier.FolderNumbera0897-n01-
dc.identifier.SubFormID2103-
dc.description.fundingSourceSelf-fundeden_US
dc.description.pubStatusPublisheden_US
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