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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Bruns, C., Varley, R., Zimmerer, V.C., Carragher, M., Brekelmans, G. & Beeke, S. (2019). “I don’t know”: a usage-based approach to familiar collocations in non-fluent aphasia. Aphasiology, 33(2), 140-162. doi:10.1080/02687038.2018.1535692

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