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The effect of syntactic and semantic argument structure on sentence production in aphasia

Milsark, Gary and Kohen, Francine and Martin, Nadine and Concha, Amanda and Wheeler, Alexis
The effect of syntactic and semantic argument structure on sentence production in aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

The complexity of a verb’s argument structure influences accuracy of sentence production in aphasia. Here we report preliminary evidence from five participants with aphasia that semantic argument structure and/or syntactic phrase structure contribute to processing difficulty in persons with aphasia in ways that cannot be accounted for as length effects. We contrasted repetition of sentences containing verb particles and prepositional object structures that were balanced for length and lexical content. Results indicated that the verb particles were used correctly significantly more often than the prepositions in sentence repetition.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2103
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
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