The grammatical properties of mass nouns: An aphasia case study

Carlo Semenza, Sara Mondini, Marinella Cappelletti

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Abstract

A patient (F.A.) is described who, as a consequence of brain damage, shows an isolated deficit concerning the use, across a series of tasks, of the grammatical properties of mass/non-countable nouns. Her use of grammar is otherwise perfect. This behaviour dissociates from that of other patients who have severe grammatical difficulties, but do not show any impairment in the mass nouns tasks that F.A. fails. This case is thought to demonstrate how specific grammatical rules, that are said to be stored at the lemma level of lexical retrieval, are indeed independently represented and accessible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-675
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 11 1997

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Keywords

  • Lemma
  • Non-countable nouns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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The grammatical properties of mass nouns : An aphasia case study. / Semenza, Carlo; Mondini, Sara; Cappelletti, Marinella.

In: Neuropsychologia, Vol. 35, No. 5, 11.04.1997, p. 669-675.

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Semenza, Carlo ; Mondini, Sara ; Cappelletti, Marinella. / The grammatical properties of mass nouns : An aphasia case study. In: Neuropsychologia. 1997 ; Vol. 35, No. 5. pp. 669-675.
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