Volume 1, Numéro 1, Pages 185-199

Primary Versus Secondary Impairments In Aphasic Syndromes

Authors : Zellal Nacera .


The main challenge for neuropsychological research has always been to separate out primary from secondary impairments of language function. More specifically, the main problem within such an enterprise lies (a) in the search for regularities in the "apparent " diversity of surface manifestations (or symptoms ) resulting from brain damage in a single patient and (d) in the assessment of potential variability in performance as one goes from one patient to another. In other words, such a reflexion contributes to the current theoretical and methodological discussion on "single case" Versus "group" studies in aphasiology.


research- language - symptoms - methodological - theoretical