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The Effects of Locality on Sentence Comprehension in Persons with Aphasia and Normal Elderly Individuals.

Sung, Jee Eun and McNeil, Malcolm and Dickey, Michael
The Effects of Locality on Sentence Comprehension in Persons with Aphasia and Normal Elderly Individuals.. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

Gibson (1998; 2000) argued that the distance between the two linguistic elements to be integrated imposes a critical limitation on working memory (WM). The current study investigated the effects of distance on online and offline reading sentence comprehension in persons with aphasia (PWA) and normal elderly individuals (NEI). The results revealed that NEI showed a relatively systematic increase in online reading times and errors to the yes/no questions as a function of a distance manipulation. In contrast, the effects of distance were not evident in PWA.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2168
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.