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Agrammatic comprehension of OVS and OSV structures in Hebrew

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 September 2001

Na'ama Friedmann
Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0109; and Department of Communicative Disorders, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1518


This commentary brings further support for the Trace Deletion Hypothesis (TDH) from a new study of OVS (Object-Verb-Subject) and OSV (Object-Subject-Verb) sentences in Hebrew, which are active constructions that involve object movement but no change in morphology. The comprehension of these constructions in Broca's aphasia is impaired, and the performance is at chance level, as predicted by the TDH.

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