1st Edition

Contemporary and Emergent Theories of Agrammatism A neurolinguistic approach

By Judit Druks Copyright 2017
    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    Contemporary and Emergent Theories of Agrammatism provides an in-depth review of the previous five decades of research on agrammatism focusing specifically on work which has been informed by linguistic theory. The final chapters reflect the recent turning point in the conceptualization of the underlying causes of the impairments agrammatic individuals present with.

    The book includes chapters on

    • impairments to grammatical morphemes
    • the tree pruning and trace deletion hypotheses
    • verb deficits in sentences, and as single words
    • generalized minimality
    • adaptation theory and slow syntax
    • the involvement of discourse

    To facilitate student reading the writing is clear and accessible, and the book includes a glossary of unfamiliar terms.

    Contemporary and Emergent Theories of Agrammatism will be of great interest to advanced students and researchers in areas such as psychology of language, linguistics, neurolinguistics, aphasiology and speech and language therapy.

    Chapter 1 Agrammatic Broca’s aphasia: an introduction

    Chapter 2 The grammatical morphemes deficit

    Chapter 3 Verbs and their impairments in sentences and single words

    Chapter 4 The tree pruning hypothesis and beyond

    Chapter 5 The saga of the trace deletion hypothesis

    Chapter 6 Beyond the TDH and TPH: Generalized Minimality

    Chapter 7 Agrammatism and discourse

    Chapter 8 Time based accounts of agrammatic production and comprehension

    Chapter 9 Summary and Conclusions


    Judit Druks is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL