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Impact of distraction and memory on grammaticality judgment in a patient with aphasia

Smith, Pamela A.
Impact of distraction and memory on grammaticality judgment in a patient with aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

The relationship between cognitive and linguistic performance by patients with aphasia is an area of ongoing study. Attention and short term memory may exert greater influence over linguistic performance than structural deficits.  Grammaticality judgment is one way of examining sentence processing in both normal individuals and persons with aphasia, who often demonstrate GJ skills that exceed their sentence comprehensions skills.  This study sought to explore the relationships between attention and short term memory in a GJ task in distraction by comparing the performance of a patient with aphasia to that of normal older adults. 

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2255
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)