Deep dysgraphia in Turkish.

Raman, Ilhan ORCID logoORCID: and Weekes, Brendan (2006) Deep dysgraphia in Turkish. In: Acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia across scripts. Weekes, Brendan, ed. IOS Press, Amsterdam. ISBN 9781586035921. [Book Section]


Deep dysgraphic patients make semantic errors when writing to dictation and they cannot write nonwords. Extant reports of deep dysgraphia come from languages with relatively opaque orthographies. Turkish is a transparent orthography because the bidirectional mappings between phonology and orthography are completely predictable. We report BRB, a biscriptal Turkish-English speaker who has acquired dysgraphia characterised by semantic errors as well as effects of grammatical class and imageability on writing in Turkish. Nonword spelling is abolished. A similar pattern of errors is observed in English. BRB is the first report of acquired dysgraphia in a truly transparent writing system. We argue that deep dysgraphia results from damage to the mappings that are common to both languages between word meanings and orthographic representations.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Similar paper has also been published in 'Behavioural Neurology' no 16, vol 2. 2005.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Language, Learning and Cognition group
Item ID: 7486
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Depositing User: Ilhan Raman
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2011 10:19
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:22

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