We analyzed the performance of a patient (M.B.) affected by agrammatism and phonological dyslexia. M.B. was tested with a series of tasks requiring lexical retrieval of simple and morphologically complex words. The patient presented a pattern of errors that is interpreted as the result of the prominent use of the lexical routine. This pattern of errors was characterized by frequency effect more than by a difference between types of suffixes (inflectional versus derivational) or types of word. It seems that high-frequency morphologically complex items will meet stored representations, thus avoiding more costly parsing that is required for less frequent items. These results are in keeping with dual-route models of lexical representation of morphologically complex words.

Luzzatti, C., Mondini, S., Semenza, C. (1999). Storage or parsing of morphologically complex words? The processing of inflectional and derivational morphology in an Italian agrammatic patient. BRAIN AND COGNITION, 40, 183-185.

Storage or parsing of morphologically complex words? The processing of inflectional and derivational morphology in an Italian agrammatic patient

LUZZATTI, CLAUDIO GIUSEPPE;
1999

Abstract

We analyzed the performance of a patient (M.B.) affected by agrammatism and phonological dyslexia. M.B. was tested with a series of tasks requiring lexical retrieval of simple and morphologically complex words. The patient presented a pattern of errors that is interpreted as the result of the prominent use of the lexical routine. This pattern of errors was characterized by frequency effect more than by a difference between types of suffixes (inflectional versus derivational) or types of word. It seems that high-frequency morphologically complex items will meet stored representations, thus avoiding more costly parsing that is required for less frequent items. These results are in keeping with dual-route models of lexical representation of morphologically complex words.
Abstract in rivista
mental lexicon; aphasia; lexical morphology; agrammatism
English
183
185
Luzzatti, C., Mondini, S., Semenza, C. (1999). Storage or parsing of morphologically complex words? The processing of inflectional and derivational morphology in an Italian agrammatic patient. BRAIN AND COGNITION, 40, 183-185.
Luzzatti, C; Mondini, S; Semenza, C
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