Idiosyncratic strategies in sentence production: A case report

Jack Gandour, Robert C. Marshall, Jennifer Windsor

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In their case study of a patient with selective apraxia of phonation, Marshall, Gandour, and Windsor (1988, Brain and Language, 35, 313-339) reported that many of his utterances were ill-formed syntactically. In this note, a detailed syntactic analysis of his speech is presented. Although the patient's syntax is deviant, it is seen to result from the application of certain consistent, identifiable, compensatory strategies. Moreover, it is shown that the particular, abnormal syntactic structures are internally consistent with his phonatory apraxia coupled with the normal rules of English prosody.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-624
Number of pages11
JournalBrain and Language
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1989

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported in part by NIH Grant NS24539 (first author) and the Veterans Administration Merit Review Program (second author). Thanks to Hugh Buckingham, Larry Leonard, Ronnie Wilbur, and an anonymous reviewer for helpful comments and suggestions on earlier versions of this manuscript. Reprint requests should be addressed to Jack Gandour, Ph.D., Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47997.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing


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