Toward a Psycholinguistic Approach to Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders This article describes acquired neurogenic language disorders in terms of impairments of psycholinguistically defined processors that activate the major classes of linguistic representations in the usual tasks of language use. It contrasts this approach with traditional clinical approaches to aphasia and provides a brief description of assessment methods that can ... Tutorial
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Toward a Psycholinguistic Approach to Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders
 
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  • David Caplan, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Neuropsychology Laboratory, Burnham 827, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114
    MD
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Toward a Psycholinguistic Approach to Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, January 1993, Vol. 2, 59-83. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0201.59
History: Received August 15, 1991 , Accepted October 20, 1992
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, January 1993, Vol. 2, 59-83. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0201.59
History: Received August 15, 1991; Accepted October 20, 1992

This article describes acquired neurogenic language disorders in terms of impairments of psycholinguistically defined processors that activate the major classes of linguistic representations in the usual tasks of language use. It contrasts this approach with traditional clinical approaches to aphasia and provides a brief description of assessment methods that can be used to identify the psycholinguistic impairments found in clients.

Acknowledgments
The preparation of this paper was partially supported by a grant from NINDS (NS29101). I wish to thank Kevin Kearns, Malcolm McNeil, and an anonymous reviewer for extensive comments and criticisms of earlier versions of this paper.
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