A morphological processing deficit in verbs but not in nouns: A case study in a highly inflected language

Kyrana Tsapkini, Gonia Jarema, Eva Kehayia

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a non-fluent aphasic patient who presents a selective impairment in the inflectional morphology of verbs but not of nouns in a highly inflected language, Greek. Furthermore, the patient's impairment was observed in production, but not in comprehension. More specifically, the patient manifested a selective deficit in the production of past-tense forms that do not involve computation of the rule-based aspectual marker. The patient's deficit pattern indicates that morphological processes have to be considered in relation to grammatical class in models of lexical processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-288
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Neurolinguistics
Volume15
Issue number3-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Greek
  • Noun-verb dissociation
  • Rule-based aspectual marker
  • Selective morphological impairment
  • Stem-allomorphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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