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Real-time Processing in Reading Sentence Comprehension for Normal Adult Individuals and Persons with Aphasia

Sung, Jee Eun and McNeil, Malcolm and Pratt, Sheila and Dickey, Mike and Szuminsky, Neil and Fassbinder, Wiltrud and Kim, Aelee and Doyle, Patrick
Real-time Processing in Reading Sentence Comprehension for Normal Adult Individuals and Persons with Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

The current study investigated whether persons with aphasia (PWA) exhibit longer processing times than normal adult individuals (NAI) in conditions that require more complex linguistic integration, using a self-paced word-by-word sentence reading method. The word-category comparison revealed that PWA show significantly longer reading times for nouns with high integration cost than for determiners with least linguistic integration cost compared to NAI. These results are consistent with the findings that PWA exhibit language-processing difficulties at points of high processing demand (Caplan, et al., 1985; McNeil, 1982).

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2084
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.