Comprehension of Turkish relative clauses in agrammatic Broca’s aphasia

Ozge, Duygu and Tekman, Hasan Gurkan (2006) Comprehension of Turkish relative clauses in agrammatic Broca’s aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Grodzinsky’s (1989) Trace Deletion Hypothesis (TDH) proposes that agrammatic Broca’s aphasics cannot assign correct thematic roles to transformationally-derived structures. Not having access to the grammatical traces, these patients apply a default strategy assigning the agent role to the first noun phrase in the sentence. This paper investigates cross-linguistic plausibility of TDH by testing the comprehension of Turkish restricted relative clauses in agrammatic Broca’s patients. Eleven patients and ten control participants were involved in a sentence-picture matching task. Turkish data do not lend support for the default strategy offered by TDH.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2035

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