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Aphasias: Language Disturbances Associated with Brain Injury The Classic View: based on symptoms and associated with particular brain area The Major Syndromes: Broca’s aphasia Wernicke’s aphasia Conduction aphasia
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Broca’s Aphasia Sparse halting speech Understanding relatively intact BUT cannot understand sentences like “The cow that was eating the apple was red” Most function words and inflections omitted Lesion Site: Posterior portion of left frontal lobe Cognitive Deficit: speech planning and production AND parsing
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Sample of Speech for Broca’s Aphasia Attempting to describe when he had his stroke, which occurred when he was in a hot tub Alright…uh…stroke and un…I…h…hot tub and…And the…Two days when uh…Hos…uh…hospital and uh. . am…ambulance
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Wernicke’s Aphasia Poor auditory comprehension Fluent speech but morphological and semantic errors Lesion Site: Posterior half of temporal cortex Cognitive Deficit Accessing lexemes for comprehension and production
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Sample: Wernicke’s aphasia
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course HUM 201 taught by Professor David during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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