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Compound Naming in Aphasic Speakers: The effect of activation parameters on decomposition and phonetic errors

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dc.contributor.advisor Fernald, Theodore B.
dc.contributor.author Ayala, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-13T17:43:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-13T17:43:49Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/10431
dc.description.abstract A long-standing question in lexical processing is whether compounds decompose into separate morphemes. Seven aphasic patients were tested with a picture naming test to see if compounds decompose into morphemes in the lexicon. Certain patients were found to produce more decomposition errors as well as more phonetic errors then is found in the error pattern of normal speakers. These data are accounted for within a new version of an interactive activation (IA) model (Dell, 1986) that incorporates decomposition of compound morphemes. This model accounts for both normal and aphasic type errors. In this model, decomposition and phonetic errors occur more often when lexical activation parameters (connection strength and decay rate) are altered. en
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title Compound Naming in Aphasic Speakers: The effect of activation parameters on decomposition and phonetic errors en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.)


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