Paragrammatism | definition of paragrammatism by Medical dictionary
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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