Phonic Trends in the Writing of Aphasic Patients This investigation analysed errors in predictive responses of 18 aphasic subjects, and sought the causes of the errors. Each subject typed 18 words in response to two kinds of stimuli: (a) sentences with the final word lacking; and (b) pictures displayed manually. Results showed that: (a) incorrect predictions were in ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1968
Phonic Trends in the Writing of Aphasic Patients
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Luigi Pizzamiglio
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
  • John W. Black
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1968
Phonic Trends in the Writing of Aphasic Patients
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1968, Vol. 11, 77-84. doi:10.1044/jshr.1101.77
History: Received May 1, 1967
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1968, Vol. 11, 77-84. doi:10.1044/jshr.1101.77
History: Received May 1, 1967

This investigation analysed errors in predictive responses of 18 aphasic subjects, and sought the causes of the errors. Each subject typed 18 words in response to two kinds of stimuli: (a) sentences with the final word lacking; and (b) pictures displayed manually. Results showed that: (a) incorrect predictions were in keeping with the statistics of occurrence in English; (b) vowels were usually predicted where vowels were appropriate, and consonants where consonants were appropriate, and letters pronounced with less sound pressure levels were less likely to be predicted incorrectly; and (c) the most frequent errors occurred in the medial positions of the words. The results also showed that two major causes of the errors were perseveration on recently used letters and anticipation of letters on the remainder of the word.

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