Why reference to the past is difficult for agrammatic speakers.

@article{Bastiaanse2013WhyRT,
  title={Why reference to the past is difficult for agrammatic speakers.},
  author={Roelien Bastiaanse},
  journal={Clinical linguistics & phonetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={244-63}
}
Many studies have shown that verb inflections are difficult to produce for agrammatic aphasic speakers: they are frequently omitted and substituted. The present article gives an overview of our search to understanding why this is the case. The hypothesis is that grammatical morphology referring to the past is selectively impaired in agrammatic aphasia. That is, verb inflections for past tense and perfect aspect are hard to produce. Furthermore, verb clusters that refer to the past will be… CONTINUE READING