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Title: Mental representation of prepositional compounds: Evidence from Italian agrammatic patients
Authors: Mondini, Sara
Luzzatti, Claudio
Saletta, Paola
Allamano, Claudia
Semenza, Carlo
Keywords: Aphasia
Compounds
Prepositions
Dual route
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: The processing of Prepositional compounds (typical Neo-latin noun–noun modifications where a head noun is modified by a prepositional phrase, e.g., mulino a vento, windmill) was preliminarily studied with a group of six agrammatic aphasic patients, and, in more detail, with a further agrammatic patient (MB). Omission was the most frequent error type in naming, whereas in the other tasks (repetition, reading, writing, and completion) errors were mostly substitutions of the target preposition. This happened even with fully lexicalized compound forms, i.e., those forms where the linking preposition is syntactically and semantically opaque. These findings are interpreted in terms of a dual-route theory of lexical access to morphologically complex words.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10278/944
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