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Transformational grammar and the case of an Ndebele speaking aphasic

A. Traill
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Journal of the South African Logopedic Society: Vol 17, No 1 | a426 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v17i1.426 | © 2019 A. Traill | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 November 2016 | Published: 31 December 1970

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A. Traill, Department of Linguistics, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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An attempt is made to explain certain expressive impairments in the speech of an Ndebele speaking aphasic in terms of a transformational grammar. The impairment is eventually located in a part of the lexicon, but owing to the standard view of linguistic competence, this explanation poses problems which at present resist resolution.


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