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LINGUIST List 23.3562

Sun Aug 26 2012

Books: Comprehension of Wh-Dependencies in Broca’s Aphasia: Kljajevic

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Aug-2012
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: Comprehension of Wh-Dependencies in Broca’s Aphasia: Kljajevic
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Title: Comprehension of Wh-Dependencies in Broca’s Aphasia
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Vanja Kljajevic
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443836661 Pages: 195 Price: U.K. £ 34.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443836661 Pages: 195 Price: U.S. $ 52.99
Abstract:

This book investigates whether Croatian aphasics, in particular those diagnosed with Broca's aphasia, have difficulty comprehending wh-dependencies. The tested structures include subject and object direct, embedded, long-distance and passivized who and which questions as well as relative clauses introduced by which.

It is shown that differences in the deficit patterns between English- and Croatian-speaking Broca's aphasics are due to structural as well as processing differences. The Croatian data are explained in terms of a case-cueing comprehension strategy and the competition model.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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