fragmented speech

fragmented speech

Neurology Speech characterized by consecutive unlinked phrases. See Flight of ideas.
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Indeed, the entire difference between the important use of ellipsis and the unimportant is captured by a neatly turned comparison: "While The Moonstone traced the legibility of thought behind a fragmented speech, Meredith looks at the illegibility of thoughts behind actions that are seemingly definitive" (146).
Figures who challenge authority displace coherent discourse with fragmented speech and sounds.
His account of half-lines and fragmented speech, is especially full of common sense.