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The grammar of agrammatism

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 September 2001

Dieter Hillert
Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0109


There are reasons for reservations with respect to the postulated function of Broca's area. Evidence for the psychological reality of the relevant traces does not exist. In addition, because the syntax of non- (or partly) configurational languages is not described in terms of empty categories, no receptive agrammatism should be observed in these languages. Aphasia should not be examined in isolation from its cognitive components.

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