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  1. The inability to form sentences by virtue of a brain disorder.


Agrammatism is a form of expressive aphasia that refers to the inability to speak in a grammatically correct fashion. People with agrammatism may have telegraphic speech, a unique speech pattern with simplified formation of sentences, akin to that found in telegraph messages. Deficits in agrammaticism are often language-specific, however—in other words, "agrammaticism" in speakers of one language may present differently from in speakers of another.

  • also known as Agrammatic aphasia

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Google previewAgrammatic Aphasia (1989)

A Cross-language Narrative Sourcebook by Lise Menn, Loraine K. Obler, Gabriele Miceli

However, the fact that most seriously undermines the classical "unitary" approach to agrammatism is that the extreme...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Agrammatism refers to the misuse of grammatical elements in a spoken or written sentence. It most...

Google previewJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease (1916)

Sensory agrammatism is a result of amnestic and of central aphasia. Agrammatism due to disorder of thought is most commonly found in trans-cortical aphasia and ...

Google previewConstructions in Cognitive Linguistics (2000)

Selected papers from the Fifth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Amsterdam, 1997 by Ad Foolen, Frederike van der Leek

Introduction * Agrammatism is a syndrome that occurs in aphasia caused by brain damage. It is generally admitted that one of its characteristics is the omission of, or errors in, function words (Caplan & Futter 1986; Caramazza & Berndt 1985).

Google previewThe Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders (2012)

by Jack S. Damico, Nicole Müller, Martin J. Ball

Agrammatism is a feature of non-fluent aphasia and is used to describe impairments in the use of syntax: it can disrupt a number of syntactic processes. Agrammatism has a variable presentation (e.g., Webster, Franklin, 8 Howard, 2004), and a ...

Google previewThe Syntax of Nonsententials (2006)

Multidisciplinary perspectives by Ljiljana Progovac, Kate Paesani, Eugenia Casielles, Ellen Barton

Overview Agrammatism is a disorder that leads to difficulties with sentences, either in production or in comprehension. That these difficulties concern sentences rather than words as such is evident from the fact that word comprehension and ...

Google previewDiagnosing Syntax (2013)

by Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Norbert Corver

Agrammatism: A brief overview Agrammatism is a case of a more general linguistic impairment known as Broca's aphasia.

Google previewA Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2014)

by Larry Trask

Agrammatism is a typical feature of Broca's aphasia, but may also occur in other circumstances. agreement (also concord) The grammatical phenomenon in which the form of one item forces a second item to appear in some particular form .

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

Autotopagnosia; Dysmorphopsia; Finger agnosia; Phonagnosia; Prosopagnosia; Pure word deafness; Simultanagnosia; Tactile agnosia; Topographagnosia; Visual agnosia; Visual form agnosia Agrammatism Agrammatism is a reduction in, ...

Google previewExploring the Psychology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders (2010)

by Dennis C. Tanner, Ph.D.

Aphasic Agrammatism Aphasic agrammatism (AG) is a disorder of grammar. Broadly defined, agrammatism is an impairment, in any modality, of the ability to use and comprehend the rules governing language including phonology and syntax.

Google previewThe Characteristics of Aphasia (1989)

by Chris Code

Pick stated 'Agrammatism is that form of pathologically changed speaking, in which ...

Google previewThe Medical Times and Register (1887)

Agrammatism is an inability to form words into sentences or arrange them in proper order. According to this classification, the case reported is one of amnesic aphasia, in which the disturbance was of diction and not of articulation, either in the ...

Google previewGould and Pyle's Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine and Surgery (1912)

With Particular Reference to Diagnosis and Treatment by George Milbry Gould

Agrammatism is a phenomenon of aphasia consisting in the inability to form words grammatically, or the suppression of certain words of a phrase. Ataxaphasia is inability to arrange words synthetically into sentences. Bradyphasia is abnormal ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Brain and Language (2010)

by Harry A. Whitaker

Agrammatism. II,. Linguistic. Approaches. A. Beretta, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA S. W. Anderson, D. Tranel, and N. L. Denburg, University. during speech production.' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of ...

Google previewThe MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders (2004)

by Raymond D. Kent, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Agrammatism is a disorder that leads to difficulties with sentences. These difficulties can relate both to the correct comprehension and the correct production of sentences. That these difficulties occur at the sentence level is evident from the fact ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

=> neuropsychology agrammatism [Grk agrammatos 'illiterate'] In neurolinguistics, term referring to an acquired impairment or disorder of oral and written expression.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

agrammatism. Neurology A condition characterized by a dissolution of spoken syntax, which becomes laborious and reduced to.

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

agrammatism. A form of APHASIA in which GRAMMAR is disturbed: words may be used appropriately but grammatical construction into coherent sentences is absent. It might be considered a form of NON-FLUENT APHASIA.

Google previewA Dictionary of Language Acquisition:A Comprehensive Overview of Key Terms in First and Second Language Acquisition (2013)

A Comprehensive Overview of Key Terms in First and Second Language Acquisition by Hossein Tavakoli

Piske & Young-Scholten 2009 age of onset another term for AGE OF ARRIVAL agrammatism a term traditionally used in language pathology, as part of the study of APHASIA, referring to a type of speech production characterized by ...

Google previewThe Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia (2009)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

Linguistic influences have been strong in a relatively small, although very influential area of aphasia research, that of comprehension deficits in agrammatism, a welldefined subgroup of Broca's aphasia. A number of researchers have based ...

Google previewLongman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (2013)

by Jack C. Richards, Richard W. Schmidt

in writing; alexia is difficulty in reading; anomia is difficulty in using proper terms explained within the entry There are different types of aphasia: nouns; and agrammatism is difficulty in using grammatical words like prepositions, articles, etc.

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