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noun[mass noun] Medicine
A tendency to form sentences without the correct inflectional structure as a result of brain damage, as in Broca’s aphasia.
- In the end, all participants will have an idea about the state of the affairs of research on agrammatism.
- Biassou et al. found support for the notion that patients with agrammatism have particular problems in processing function words.
- Another study of spontaneous recovery of inflection in agrammatism will show that agreement recovers before tense does, and only at a later stage do subordination and Wh questions appear.
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