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She used and understood passive sentences, and she was able to inflect verbs for number and person to agree with the subject of the sentence. She formed past tenses in accord with adverbs that referred to past time. She could do all this and more, but she could neither read nor write nor tell time. She did not know who the president of the United States was or what country she lived in. Her drawings of humans resembled potatoes with stick arms and legs. Yet, in a sentence imitation task, she both detected and corrected grammatical errors.

Decide conceal portray bathe speak remember Word Spoken by Aphasic freedom parrot overseas long small long decision concealment portrait bath discussion memory B. What do the words in groups (i) and (ii) reveal about how words are likely to be stored in the brain? 3. The following sentences spoken by aphasic patients were collected and analyzed by Dr. Harry Whitaker. In each case, state how the sentence deviates from normal nonaphasic language. a. There is under a horse a new sidesaddle. b. In girls we see many happy days.

Some say he was obsessed with being overweight, because the first lines he speaks in the play when alone on the stage in Act II, Scene 2, are: O! that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew; Others argue that he may have had Wernicke’s aphasia, as evidenced by the following passage from Act II, Scene 2: Slanders, sir: for the satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards, that their faces are 31 32 INTRODUCTION Brain and Language wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams: all which, sir, though I most powerfully and potently believe, yet I hold it not honesty to have it thus set down, for you yourself, sir, should be old as I am, if like a crab you could go backward.

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