Schizophrenia and Language

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Patients with schizophrenia often show a broad range of abnormal communication behaviors. These impairments have been viewed traditionally as a reflection of thought disturbance and, consequently, as a formal thought disorder. This population's linguistic processing deficits have been identified at the level of discourse, semantics, syntax, and phonology. Advances in neuroimaging have provided insight into the neural underpinnings of language impairments in this population. Most notably, patients demonstrate a reversal of lateralized asymmetry in which the superior temporal gyrus on the right side of the brain tends to be larger and more active than that on the left.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Language & Linguistics
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780080448541
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebellum
  • Clanging
  • Derailment
  • Disorganized Speech
  • Echolalia
  • Frontal Lobe
  • Perseveration
  • Planum Temporale
  • Schizophrenia
  • Superior Temporal Gyrus
  • Tangentiality
  • Thought Disorder
  • Word Salad

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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