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dc.contributor.authorMondini, Sara
dc.contributor.authorJarema, Gonia
dc.contributor.authorLuzzatti, Claudio
dc.contributor.authorBurani, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorSemenza, Carlo
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the performance of two Italian nonfluent aphasic patients on noun– adjective agreement in compounds and in noun phrases. A completion, a reading, and a repetition task were administered. Results show that both patients were able to correctly inflect adjectives within compounds, but not in noun phrases. Moreover, they were sensitive to constituent order (noun–adjective vs adjective–noun) within noun phrases, but less so within compounds. These results suggest differential processing for compounds as compared to noun phrases: While the latter require standard morphosyntactic operations that are often impaired in aphasic patients, the former can be accessed as whole words at the lexical levelen
dc.subjectNoun–adjective agreementen
dc.subjectCompound nounsen
dc.subjectNoun phrasesen
dc.subjectItalian aphasicsen
dc.subjectSyntactic processingen
dc.subjectLexical unitsen
dc.subjectWhole-word accessen
dc.subjectDual route modelen
dc.titleWhy Is ‘‘Red Cross’’ Different from ‘‘Yellow Cross’’?: A Neuropsychological Study of Noun–Adjective Agreement within Italian Compoundsen
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