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).
What it ought to have been, he suggests, is a dislocated body, where fragmented speech could be joined together in various ways.
Figures who challenge authority displace coherent discourse with fragmented speech and sounds.