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[mass noun] A tendency to form sentences without the correct inflectional structure as a result of brain damage, as in Broca's aphasia.
- ‘In the end, all participants will have an idea about the state of the affairs of research on agrammatism.’
- ‘Another study of spontaneous recovery of inflection in agrammatism will show that agreement recovers before tense does, and only at a later stage do subordination and Wh questions appear.’
- ‘The comprehension of pronouns in Dutch and Spanish agrammatism.’
- ‘Topics will include: defining the phenomenon, competing explanatory theories, the question of comprehension problems, cross-language expression of agrammatism, and the like.’
- ‘Biassou et al. found support for the notion that patients with agrammatism have particular problems in processing function words.’
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