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  • By: David Caplan
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Aphasia refers broadly to disorders of language, which may be developmental (occurring because of an abnormal course of development) or acquired (occurring because of external disease such as stroke, brain tumor, etc.). The term is used somewhat inconsistently. For instance, ...