Language deficits and the theory of syntax.

@article{Grodzinsky1986LanguageDA,
  title={Language deficits and the theory of syntax.},
  author={Yosef Grodzinsky},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={1986},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          135-59
        }
}
A new structural account of agrammatism is proposed, which analyzes the deficit in terms of one current theory of syntax. First, the motivation for accounts of this kind is given. Then, a variety of experimental findings from sentence comprehension in agrammatism are examined and accounted for in a unified way. It is shown that a minimal change in the syntactic model (achieved by imposing a special condition on a construct called trace), results in a model which accounts for all the data at… CONTINUE READING
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