Determinants of sentence comprehension in aphasic patients in sentence-picture matching tasks

Caplan, David; Waters, Gloria S.
June 1997
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Jun1997, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p542
Academic Journal
Presents the results of a studies of sentence comprehension in aphasic patients using sentence-picture matching tests. Factor analysis results and number of correct responses per sentence type; Correlation of results across subjects and sentences; Determinants of the complexity of a sentence in auditory comprehension.


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