Can verb morphology be primed in agrammatic aphasia?

Faroqi-Shah, Yasmeen (2008) Can verb morphology be primed in agrammatic aphasia? [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

In order to investigate the underlying source of verb inflection errors in agrammatic aphasia, we used a morphological priming paradigm to elicit picture descriptions from nine Broca’s aphasic individuals. The primes were either identical to the target verb form, inflectionally congruent (sang-skipped, walked-skipped) or inflectionally incongruent (walks-skipped). A significant facilitation was found only with primes that were congruent for tense, irrespective of morphological overlap (sang-skipped). A disadvantage was found for incongruent primes. The results suggest that the most likely source of the verb inflection deficit in agrammatism is insufficient activation of the appropriate tense information.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Tiffany Brand
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1920

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