Behavioural Neurology

Behavioural Neurology / 2012 / Article
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Acquired Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Across Scripts

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Volume 25 |Article ID 298306 | 9 pages |

Lexical and Buffer Effects in Reading and in Writing Noun-Noun Compound Nouns

Received16 Mar 2012
Accepted16 Mar 2012


Reading and writing Noun-Noun compound nouns was investigated in two Italian aphasic patients: one with phonological dyslexia and the other with phonological dysgraphia. The patients were required to read, write and repeat a list of Noun-Noun compounds and length-matched non-compound nouns. The dyslexic patient RF read compounds better than non-compounds, and his repetition was flawless for both categories. The dysgraphic patient DA wrote non-compounds better than compounds because of a deficit in keeping separate entries at the lemma level. Differential performance when processing compounds and non-compounds is the result of a deficit in different components within the mental lexicon architecture.

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