Sentence processing in the face of semantic loss: a case study.

@article{Breedin1999SentencePI,
  title={Sentence processing in the face of semantic loss: a case study.},
  author={Sarah D. Breedin and Eleanor M. Saffran},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={1999},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={547-62}
}
The modularity of the sentence processor, or lack thereof, remains a much-debated issue in psycholinguistics. The authors present evidence from a semantically impaired patient (DM) that bears on this issue. As demonstrated elsewhere (S. D. Breedin, E. M. Saffran, & H. B. Coslett, 1994), DM suffered a significant loss of semantic knowledge. Here, the authors show that this impairment did not compromise DM's ability to process syntactic information. DM performed well on grammaticality judgment… CONTINUE READING