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A Linguistic Investigation of Aphasic Chinese Speech : Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics - Jerome L. Packard

A Linguistic Investigation of Aphasic Chinese Speech

Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9780792324669
Number Of Pages: 324

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A Linguistic Investigation of Aphasic Chinese Speech is the first detailed linguistic analysis of a large body of aphasic Chinese natural speech data. This work describes how the major aphasia syndromes are manifest in Chinese, a language which differs significantly from languages upon which traditional aphasia theory is based. Following the Chinese data, a new explanation for the major aphasia syndromes is offered based on the cognitive science modularity hypothesis. The theory posits that Broca's aphasia is the result of computational deficits that occur within linguistic components, while Wernicke's aphasia is the result of deficits that occur in the transfer of information between components. It is demonstrated how the fluent and non-fluent characteristics of the major aphasia syndromes follow directly from the properties of cognitive modules.
Detailed linguistic descriptions of Broca's and Wernicke's aphasia in Chinese are provided, including a summary of diagnostics of aphasia type. The complete corpora of four aphasic Chinese speakers, including interlinear and free translations, are presented in an Appendix.

Introductionp. 1
Recasting Typology-dependent Theoriesp. 2
Issues in Aphasia Theoryp. 5
Language Structure Reconsideredp. 12
Summary of Goalsp. 14
A Brief Mandarin Grammarp. 15
Phonology: The Mandarin Sound Systemp. 16
Morphology: Word Formation in Mandarinp. 19
Syntaxp. 24
Discourse and Pragmaticsp. 38
Speech Analysisp. 39
Subject #1: Li Xinzhengp. 44
Subject #2: Guo Jiandep. 64
Subject #3: Yang Xifengp. 81
Subject #4: Zheng Youjuanp. 99
Patient Summaryp. 114
Discussionp. 117
Significant Findingsp. 117
Aphasia Syndrome Diagnostics for Chinesep. 120
Agrammatism in Chinesep. 124
The Nature of Agrammatismp. 125
A Modular Explanation of Aphasia Syndromesp. 130
Aphasia Theory Reconsideredp. 144
Summary and Conclusionp. 147
Bibliographyp. 149
A Subject Transcriptsp. 161
Interlinear Translation of Li Xinzhengp. 164
Interlinear Translation of Guo Jiandep. 180
Interlinear Translation of Yang Xifengp. 204
Interlinear Translation of Zheng Youjuanp. 251
Name Indexp. 313
Subject Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9780792324669
ISBN-10: 0792324668
Series: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.46