A selective impairment in the phonological output lexicon

T. Imamura, A. Yamadori, M. Aoki, R. Mochizuki, K. Kogure

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


It has been proposed that words are stored in a functional structure which consists of a semantic system and modality-specific input and output lexicons. We report a patient with disturbed word finding for given letters, but not for specific categories. The patient had difficulty in phonological similarity judgements of pictures, but performed normally on semantic similarity judgements. We conclude that this patient's impairments stemmed from a disturbance restricted to the subsystem for active judgement and selection of representations in the phonological output lexicon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalBehavioural Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Anomic aphasia
  • Lexical knowledge
  • Semantic system
  • Word finding difficulty
  • Word store


Dive into the research topics of 'A selective impairment in the phonological output lexicon'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this