Lexical use in emotional autobiographical narratives of persons with schizophrenia and healthy controls

  title={Lexical use in emotional autobiographical narratives of persons with schizophrenia and healthy controls},
  author={Kai Hong and A. Nenkova and Mary E. March and Amber Parker and C. Kohler},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
Language dysfunction has long been described in schizophrenia and most studies have focused on characteristics of structure and form. This project focuses on the content of language based on autobiographical narratives of five basic emotions. In persons with schizophrenia and healthy controls, we employed a comprehensive automated analysis of lexical use and we identified specific words and semantically or functionally related words derived from dictionaries that occurred significantly more… Expand
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