Usage-based approaches to impaired language
Usage-based theories of language (such as Construction Grammar) have a strong focus on how often linguistic constructions occur, when they have been acquired, and to which purpose they are used. We incorporate this framework into our research on impaired language.
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Zimmerer, V.C., Wibrow, M., Varley, R.A. (2016). Formulaic Language in People with Probable Alzheimer's Disease: A Frequency-Based Approach.. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD, doi:10.3233/JAD-160099
Zimmerer, V.C., Varley, R.A. (2015). A case of “order insensitivity”? Natural and artificial language processing in a man with primary progressive aphasia.. Cortex, 69, 212-219.
Zimmerer, V.C., Dabrowska, E., Romanowski, C.A.J., Blank, C., Varley, R.A. (2014). Preservation of passive constructions in a patient with primary progressive aphasia. Cortex, 50 (1), 7-18. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2013.09.007