The concept of a "mental syllabary", i.e., a store of syllable-sized motor planning units, has become a cornerstone in the modeling of spoken language production. This idea lead to the question of the significance of syllabic representations in speech impairments, especially in apraxia of speech, but also in other fields of neurolinguistic inquiry (e.g. phonemic paraphasia or dyslexia). The Special Issue The syllable and beyond - New evidence from disordered speech" presents a cross-section of the current discussion on the role of the syllable in speech and language processing in neurologic and neuro-degenerative disorders.
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J.Cholin, The Mental Syllabary in Speech Production: An Integration of Different Approaches and Domains. P. Stenneken, M. Hofmann, A.M. Jacobs, Sublexical Units in Aphasic Jargon and in the Standard Language. Comparative Analyses of Neologisms in Connected Speech. U. Janßen, F. Domahs, Going on with Optimized Feet: Evidence for the Interaction Between Segmental and Metrical Structure in Phonological Encoding from a Case of Primary Progressive Aphasia. M. Carreiras, S. Baquero, E. Rodríguez, Syllabic Processing in Visual Word Recognition in Alzheimer Patients, the Elderly and Young Adults. M. Laganaro, Is There a Syllable Frequency Effect in Aphasia or in Apraxia of Speech or Both? A. Staiger, W. Ziegler, Syllable Frequency and Syllable Structure in the Spontaneous Speech Production of Patients With Apraxia of Speech. I. Aichert, W. Ziegler, Learning a Syllable From its Parts: Cross-syllabic Generalization Effects in Patients With Apraxia of Speech. W. Ziegler, A. Thelen, A. Staiger, M. Liepold, The Domain of Phonetic Encoding in Apraxia of Speech: Which Sub-lexical Units Count?