from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or affected by paraphasia.
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Spontaneous speech is empty, circumlocutory, and paraphasic.
From a neuropsychiatrie viewpoint, the pattern for schizophrenia is an illness that develops in a young adult without known CNS coarse disease, and is characterized by motor and receptive aprosodia; frontal lobe and cerebellar motor dysregulation; perceptual disturbances; and fluent, paraphasic speech with intact repetition.
Although conduction aphasies have reasonably intact comprehension, they have difficulty with word finding and make phonemic paraphasic errors.
Speech is dysarthric and paraphasic, comprehension is poor, and repetition ability is variable.
Reading aloud, writing, and naming are impaired, and utterances can be paraphasic.
Nineteenth-and early twentieth-century writers used the term to characterize abnormalities of language production (e.g., paraphasic speech, speech without content, neologisms), rather than to define aberrant concept formation and abstraction (e.g., unable to recognize the basic category of such objects as apples and pears), which also are observed in schizophrenics.
Language output is fluent but is highly paraphasic, sometimes with string of neologisms and circumlocutions.