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December 1992

Morphology, Phonology, and Aphasia

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London, Ontario

Arch Neurol. 1992;49(12):1226. doi:10.1001/archneur.1992.00530360020007

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The introduction introduces a new term (at least new to me), neuropsycholinguistics. Actually, I have been waiting for this to appear to see who will breach the English restraint of piling up components of words. I suppose the next one will be neuropsychocognitolinguistics. The first chapter is a good example of the style and the approach. It contains the by-now familiar model of the lexical system and summarizes the various single case reports of Caramazza and Miceli. These case reports typically take linguistic tasks, such as naming and reading words and analyze the errors to draw conclusions about the nature of various stages of lexical production. Some of these observations have been well known for almost a century, such as the patient who cannot name objects or produces semantic errors but who can, in fact, circumlocute or circumscribe, or patients who cannot respond orally but who can write. The authors

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