Spontaneous translation and language mixing in a polyglot aphasic.

@article{Perecman1984SpontaneousTA,
  title={Spontaneous translation and language mixing in a polyglot aphasic.},
  author={E Perecman},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={1984},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          43-63
        }
}
The literature on language mixing in polyglot aphasics is reviewed and a case report of a patient with spontaneous translation is presented. A microgenetic model of language processing provides an interpretive framework for language mixing and spontaneous translation as symptoms of polyglot aphasia. It is suggested that language mixing reflects a deficit at the linguistic level while spontaneous translation reflects a deficit at the prelinguistic level of language processing. A hypothesis about… CONTINUE READING