Effects of Pictures and Picturability on Sentence Verification by Aphasic and Nonaphasic Subjects Ten aphasic and ten non-brain-damaged subjects were asked to judge the truth or falsity of spoken comparative sentences. In one condition, pictures which contained the items being compared were presented, and in the other condition sentences were presented without accompanying pictures. Some of the pictures which accompanied the sentences depicted ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1981
Effects of Pictures and Picturability on Sentence Verification by Aphasic and Nonaphasic Subjects
 
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  • Linda Elmore-Nicholas
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • R. H. Brookshire
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1981
Effects of Pictures and Picturability on Sentence Verification by Aphasic and Nonaphasic Subjects
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1981, Vol. 24, 292-298. doi:10.1044/jshr.2402.292
History: Received October 31, 1979 , Accepted April 16, 1980
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1981, Vol. 24, 292-298. doi:10.1044/jshr.2402.292
History: Received October 31, 1979; Accepted April 16, 1980

Ten aphasic and ten non-brain-damaged subjects were asked to judge the truth or falsity of spoken comparative sentences. In one condition, pictures which contained the items being compared were presented, and in the other condition sentences were presented without accompanying pictures. Some of the pictures which accompanied the sentences depicted the comparative adjectives contained in the sentences, while other pictures simply illustrated the items being compared and gave no information about the comparative adjectives. Results of the experiment suggest that presenting pictures along with spoken sentences improves aphasic subjects' ability to judge the truth or falsity of those sentences. This facilitation occurs even when the pictures do not depict the relationships expressed by the comparative adjectives in the sentences.

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