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Sensory-specific anomic aphasia following left occipital lesions: Data from free oral descriptions of concrete word meanings

Publiceringsår: 2014
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 192-207
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Neurocase
Volym: 20
Nummer: 2
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Taylor & Francis


The present study investigated hierarchical lexical semantic structure in oral descriptions of concrete word meanings produced by a subject (ZZ) diagnosed with anomic aphasia due to left occipital lesions. The focus of the analysis was production of a) nouns at different levels of semantic specificity (e.g., "robin"-"bird"-"animal") and b) words describing sensory or motor experiences (e.g., "blue," "soft," "fly"). Results show that in contrast to healthy and aphasic controls, who produced words at all levels of specificity and mainly vision-related sensory information, ZZ produced almost exclusively nouns at the most non-specific levels and words associated with sound and movement.



  • Neurology


  • Swedish Research Council
  • Cognition, Communication and Learning
  • Abstrakta, emotionella och konkreta ord i det mentala lexikonet
  • ISSN: 1465-3656
  • ISSN: 1355-4794

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