Paragrammatical | definition of paragrammatical by Medical dictionary
paragrammatism (redirected from paragrammatical)
A form of aphasia in which a person has lost the ability to speak correctly, substituting one word for another and jumbling words and sentences unintelligibly.
See also: jargon
[para- + G. phasis, speech]
paragrammatism Psychology The garbling of speech syntax and omission or confusion of particles of inflection
Speech that is fluent but consists mainly of semantic and phonetic errors (paraphasias), so that grammatic structure and meaning cannot be discerned. This disorder is typical of severe receptive aphasia
Synonym(s): jargon aphasia
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Berger locates a fascinating paragrammatical
inscription of this "trou," tracing its dissemination throughout the poem such that it ends up constituting something like its fantasmatic phonemic kernel, or semonce (228).