Categoryspecific Grammaticalclassspecific And Modalityspecific Anomias

In addition to general difficulties retrieving lexical targets in aphasia, considerable attention has been devoted to concomitant category-specific dissociations in naming in aphasia. Several dissociations have been reported, including disproportionate deficits in naming natural objects compared to manmade objects as well as the converse, in retrieving proper names versus common nouns, in naming to visual confrontation as compared to auditory or tactile confrontation, and in naming actions versus objects and the converse. Evidence for semantic category-, grammatical-class-, and modality-specific anomias will be reviewed in turn.

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