Lexical Anomia: Or the Case of the Missing Lexical Entries

David Howard*

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This paper reports the case of an aphasie patient, EE, with a problem in word retrieval. He is consistently unable to produce specific lexical items, which tend to be items of low rated familiarity. His retrieval of these words is not aided by the provision of phonemic cues or extra time for word retrieval. His errors consist primarily of failures to respond, and the provision of semantic information without any attempt at the target. It is argued that this pattern of performance is consistent with the loss of specific lexical items from a phonological lexicon for speech production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1023
Number of pages25
JournalThe Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes


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