Lexical morphology and its role in the writing process: Evidence from a case of acquired dysgraphia

William Badecker, Argye Hillis, Alfonso Caramazza

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Abstract

A case of acquired dysgraphia is presented in which the deficit is attributed to an impaired at the level of the Graphemic Output Buffer. It is argued that this patient's performance can be used to identify the representational character of the processing units that are stored in the Orthographic Output Lexicon. In particular, it is argued that the distribution of spelling errors and the types of lexical items which affect error rates indicate that the lexical representations passed from the lexical output system to the Graphemic Output Buffer correspond to the productive morphemes of the language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-243
Number of pages39
JournalCognition
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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