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Related to syntactic aphasia: receptive aphasia, expressive aphasia, jargon aphasia, semantic aphasia
aphasia in which the words are fairly well pronounced but are spoken in short phrases or poorly constructed sentences without articles, prepositions, or conjunctions.
Etymology: Gk, syn, together, taxis, arrangement, a, phasis, not speech
an inability to arrange words in a logical sequence, with the result that what is spoken is not understood.
Inability to use proper grammatical constructions.
See also: aphasia