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Comprehension of wh-questions in a case of mixed dementia

By Chris Salis and J. Doug Saddy


We investigated processing of wh-questions and declarative\ud sentences with differing syntactic complexity in a case of mixed dementia (FA). FA was impaired in her ability to understand syntactically complex declarative sentences and syntactically complex wh-questions beginning with which but not complex who questions. This profile, novel in dementia, is similar to that reported for people with agrammatic aphasia and discerns a ‘‘fault line’’ of the language system along a syntactic/semantic paramete

Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2011
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