A Linguistic Investigation of Aphasic Chinese Speech

Jerome Lee Packard

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A Linguistic Investigation of Aphasic Chinese Speech is the first detailed linguistic analysis of a large body of aphasic Chinese natural speech data. This work describes how the major aphasia syndromes are manifest in Chinese, a language which differs significantly from languages upon which traditional aphasia theory is based. Following the Chinese data, a new explanation for the major aphasia syndromes is offered based on the cognitive science modularity hypothesis. The theory posits that Broca's aphasia is the result of computational deficits that occur within linguistic components, while Wernicke's aphasia is the result of deficits that occur in the transfer of information between components. It is demonstrated how the fluent and non-fluent characteristics of the major aphasia syndromes follow directly from the properties of cognitive modules.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages324
ISBN (Print)9780792324669
StatePublished - 1993

Publication series

NameStudies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics


  • Chinese
  • corpus
  • cognitive science
  • aphasia


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