Definition of agrammatism in English:

agrammatism

Line breaks: agram¦ma|tism
Pronunciation: /əˈgramətɪz(ə)m
 
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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.
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    • 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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