Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

A Neurological Study of Language Disorder Performed by Handicapped People of Manggarai Society, Flores, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345641,
        author={Ignasius Loy Semana},
        title={A Neurological Study of Language Disorder Performed by Handicapped People of Manggarai Society, Flores, Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={language disorder disabled person manggarai society},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345641}
    }
    
  • Ignasius Loy Semana
    Year: 2024
    A Neurological Study of Language Disorder Performed by Handicapped People of Manggarai Society, Flores, Indonesia
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345641
Ignasius Loy Semana1,*
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng
*Contact email: ignassemana@gmail.com

Abstract

The study focuses on language disorders that appear in linguistically handicapped persons. Many language disorders result from damage to an area of the brain responsible for linguistic processing, but some have no apparent physical cause. The study explores the relationships between language and mind, speech, and thought. In doing research, the researcher applied qualitative-descriptive research as a type of research. The researcher observed language-handicapped persons (eight people) who have difficulties producing language. It appeared that the respondents needed help to speak properly. Then, the researcher recorded the data by doing interviews and asking them to speak, read, and write certain sentences. After that, the researcher analyzed the data in order to find the reasons why those people have difficulties in producing proper language. In order to analyze the data, the researcher studied the theory of language disorder. The results of the study showed that out of the nine language disorders stated by experts, almost appeared in eight language-handicapped people investigated in the field, even though some of the subjects had more than one problem. The researcher concluded that the language disorder found in the subjects is related to the problem in their brain, but not because of a physical accident; it may be such a damaged brain