An On-Line Analysis of Syntactic Processing in Broca′s and Wernicke′s Aphasia

  title={An On-Line Analysis of Syntactic Processing in Broca′s and Wernicke′s Aphasia},
  author={Edgar B. Zurif and David Swinney and Penny Prather and Jeffrey Solomon and Camille M. Bushell},
  journal={Brain and Language},
This paper is about syntactic processing in aphasia. Specifically, we present data concerning the ability of Broca's and Wernicke's aphasic patients to link moved constituents and empty elements in real time. We show that Wernicke's aphasic patients carry out this syntactic analysis in a normal fashion, but that Broca's aphasic patients do not. We discuss these data in the context of some current grammar-based theories of comprehension limitations in aphasia and in terms of the different… 

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