The disruption of sentence production: Some dissociations

Alfonso Caramazza, Argye E. Hillis

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A patient (M.L.) with selective disruption of sentence production is described. M.L.'s sentence production performance is characterized by the omission (and occasional substitution) of free-standing and bound grammatical morphemes. In contrast to her impaired sentence production performance, M.L. has no difficulties in sentence comprehension or production of single words including functors. Her performance is interpreted as reflecting a functional lesion to the positional level of sentence production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-650
Number of pages26
JournalBrain and Language
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing


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