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Could grammatical encoding and grammatical decoding be subserved by the same processing module?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 September 2001

Gerard Kempen
Experimental and Theoretical Psychology Unit, Leiden University, 2300 RB Leiden, The


Grodzinsky interprets linguistic differences between agrammatic comprehension and production symptoms as supporting the hypothesis that the mechanisms underlying grammatical encoding (sentence formulation) and grammatical decoding (syntactic parsing) are at least partially distinct. This inference is shown to be premature. A range of experimentally established similarities between the encoding and decoding processes is highlighted, testifying to the viability of the hypothesis that receptive and productive syntactic tasks are performed by the same syntactic processor.

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