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