A Linguistic Investigation of Aphasic Chinese Speech

  • Jerome L. Packard

Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jerome L. Packard
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  3. Jerome L. Packard
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  4. Jerome L. Packard
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  5. Jerome L. Packard
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-324

About this book


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.


Chinese aphasia cognitive science corpus

Authors and affiliations

  • Jerome L. Packard
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4903-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2040-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1873-0043
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