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Paper   IPM / Cognitive Sciences / 7422
School of Cognitive Sciences
  Title:   Manifestations of Aphasia in Persian
1.  R. Nilipour
2.  S. Raghibdoust
  Status:   Published
  Journal: J. of Neurolinguistics
  Vol.:  14
  Year:  2001
  Pages:   209-230
  Supported by:  IPM
The general characteristics and specific language deficits of seven native speakers of Persian who became aphasic (with three different etiologies) are discussed. Three major linguistic deficits related to site and size of lesion and to individual differences emerge from the data: breakdown of the verb, deletion of free grammatical morphemes, and substitution of bound grammatical morphemes. Four types of language-specific agrammatic deficits are described: (a) substitution of a filler verb /budan/ ‘to be’ as a default for all kinds of verbs, including transitive active verbs; (b) substitution of the polymorphemic infinitive for the contextually proper inflected form of the verb; and (c) tendency to omit the ezafe linking morpheme /-e/ and the NP-internal conjunction /va/ ‘and’.

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