Effects of syntactic features on sentence-picture matching in Broca's aphasics: A reply to Drai and Grodzinksy (2005)

David Caplan, Gayle DeDe, Hiram Brownell

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Abstract

We reanalyzed the data in Drai and Grodzinksy (2005), considering individual patients' responses to different sentence types to be non-independent events. The analyses revealed effects of two of the three factors identified by Drai and Grodzinsky - constituent movement and passive mood. The result is inconsistent with the trace deletion hypothesis; we conclude that features of syntactic structure other than constituent movement are relevant to understanding performance variation in patients with Broca's aphasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalBrain and Language
Volume96
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Broca's aphasia
  • Sentence comprehension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing

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