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Can verb morphology be primed in agrammatic aphasia?

Faroqi-Shah, Yasmeen
Can verb morphology be primed in agrammatic aphasia?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1920
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.