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The Cognitive Basis for Sentence Planning Deficits in Discourse Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Peach, Richard K.
The Cognitive Basis for Sentence Planning Deficits in Discourse Following Traumatic Brain Injury. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Recent analyses of the language produced by individuals with traumatic brain injury place increasing emphasis on within-sentence patterns as well as those between sentences. Discussions of production deficits within sentences following TBI have questioned whether these problems involve the implementation of well-formed sentence frames or whether they represent a more fundamental linguistic disturbance in computing sentence structure. This study used online methods to investigate whether problems with sentence planning for discourse after TBI are associated with impaired language functioning or other cognitive processes. The results demonstrated that sentence planning deficits were associated with short-term memory span and attentional processing.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2414
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)