ERIC Number: ED262623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-15
Consequences of a Phonological Coding Deficit on Sentence Processing. Technical Report 85-5.
Friedrich, Frances J.; And Others
The sentence processing abilities of a conduction aphasic adult woman with a documented phonological coding deficit were investigated in tests of auditory and visual sentence comprehension of reversible active and passive sentences and spatial prepositions, sentence production through story completion and picture description, and repetition of active and passive sentences and relative clause sentences that were reversible, irreversible, or semantically improbable. The subject showed a semantic comprehension deficit, relying heavily on word order formation to make grammatical role assigments. Production tests revealed a generally intact ability to generate a variety of sentence constructions, although there were frequent errors in the use of grammatical morphemes in the written productions. The repetition tasks were used to identify the processing strategies that the subject used under heavy memory load conditions. It was possible to identify the independent operation of processes based on representations of semantic information, word order, and grammatical morphemes, and it was found that the interactions between these processes clearly differ depending on the nature of the task. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.