Dissociation between nonpropositional and propositional speech: A single case study

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In the aphasic literature, it is not rare to find patients with a clear dissociation between preserved automatic speech in the context of very severe compromised linguistic abilities. We present the case of a patient, who, although almost recovered from her aphasia, showed a selective inability to produce any kind of overlearned sequences. Her cognitive profile was intact except for her short-term memory span. Results are discussed in terms of a possible relation between an impairment in phonological processes, mediated by the short-term memory store, and automatic speech production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-328
Number of pages12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Aphasia
  • Automatic speech
  • Language
  • Propositional speech
  • Short-term memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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