Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Aphasia research and theoretical linguistics guiding each other

Jeannette Schaeffer a1
a1 Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva 84105, Israel


An elaboration on some loose ends in Grodzinsky's analysis shows that data from the field of aphasia contribute to the formulation of theoretical linguistic principles, and provides extra arguments in favor of Grodzinsky's claim that linguistic theory is the best tool for the investigation of aphasia. This illustrates and emphasizes the importance of communication between researchers in the field of (Broca's) aphasia and of theoretical linguistics.