The Effects of Locality on Sentence Comprehension in Persons with Aphasia and Normal Elderly Individuals.

Sung, Jee Eun and McNeil, Malcolm and Dickey, Michael (2010) The Effects of Locality on Sentence Comprehension in Persons with Aphasia and Normal Elderly Individuals. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Gibson (1998; 2000) argued that the distance between the two linguistic elements to be integrated imposes a critical limitation on working memory (WM). The current study investigated the effects of distance on online and offline reading sentence comprehension in persons with aphasia (PWA) and normal elderly individuals (NEI). The results revealed that NEI showed a relatively systematic increase in online reading times and errors to the yes/no questions as a function of a distance manipulation. In contrast, the effects of distance were not evident in PWA.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2168

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