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Coherence, cohesion, and declarative memory: Discourse patterns in patients with hippocampal amnesia

Kurczek, Jake and Duff, Melissa
Coherence, cohesion, and declarative memory: Discourse patterns in patients with hippocampal amnesia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

Research on discursive cohesion and coherence has focused on patient groups with diffuse damage and widespread cognitive impairment (e.g.,TBI, dementia). Consequently, attempts to attribute discourse deficits to a particular cognitive domain has proven difficult. The current study capitalizes on a rare patient group with selective and severe anterograde hippocampal amnesia to investigate the contribution of declarative memory to discourse cohesion and coherence across a range of discourse genres. This research contributes to our understanding of the interdependent relationship between language and memory and promises to inform clinical decision making for individuals with complex cognitive-communication disorders following TBI and dementia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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ID Code:2100
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
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