Cross-structural priming in sentences with verb particles and verb prepositions: A replication

Kalinyak-Fliszar, Michelene and Kohen, Francine and Benetello, Anna and Martin, Nadine (2013) Cross-structural priming in sentences with verb particles and verb prepositions: A replication. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Structural (syntactic) priming (Bock, 1986) is an experimental paradigm used to study sentence processing in non-brain damaged individuals. Repetition of a sentence structure in one or more “prime” trials leads to a tendency to use the same structure in a picture description task. Structural priming treatment for aphasia aims to improve sentence processing in aphasia by increasing accessibility of a syntactic structure, and making it temporarily easier to retrieve. However, this technique’s usefulness in treatment depends on the endurance of its effects. Whether structural priming reflects short-term residual activation or short-term learning is a matter of debate (Bock & Griffin, 2000). In treatment studies, this question can be addressed by evaluation of performance at post-treatment assessment.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: OSCP Staff 1
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2013 : 43rd : Tucson, AZ : May 28-June 2, 2013)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2455

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