Syntactic versus Semantic Performances of Agrammatic Broca's Aphasics on Tests of Constituent-Element-Ordering Ten agrammatic Broca's aphasics ordered written sentence constituents to form simple, active-declarative sentences of the structure the N + is/are + V + ing + the + N. Four specific linguistic tasks were presented. These aphasic subjects used likely semantic relationships among major lexical items to order sentence constituents. They ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1981
Syntactic versus Semantic Performances of Agrammatic Broca's Aphasics on Tests of Constituent-Element-Ordering
 
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  • Alan J. Gallaher
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1981
Syntactic versus Semantic Performances of Agrammatic Broca's Aphasics on Tests of Constituent-Element-Ordering
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1981, Vol. 24, 217-223. doi:10.1044/jshr.2402.217
History: Received September 21, 1979 , Accepted April 8, 1980
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1981, Vol. 24, 217-223. doi:10.1044/jshr.2402.217
History: Received September 21, 1979; Accepted April 8, 1980

Ten agrammatic Broca's aphasics ordered written sentence constituents to form simple, active-declarative sentences of the structure the N + is/are + V + ing + the + N. Four specific linguistic tasks were presented. These aphasic subjects used likely semantic relationships among major lexical items to order sentence constituents. They recognized basic sentence syntax (N + V + N) and the NP structure (art + N) but failed to arrange constituents accurately when recognition of the morphophonemic agreement between subject and verb was the basis of response.

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