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GUILLEN ESCAMILLA, Josaphat Enrique. A Double-Route in Morphologic Processing: Evidence from Neologisms in Sensory Aphasia. Logos [online]. 2018, vol.28, n.1, pp.41-53. ISSN 0716-7520.

Since several years ago, there is a debate about morphological processing. We have two different perspectives, one simple and another dual. The key difference is that latter accepts the existence of specific rules to morphological processing, while that simple one postulates that there is not rules because all complex morphologically words are stored in mental lexicon. In this paper, our goal is to analyze the neologisms created by four sensorial aphasic speakers to determine if constructions follow specific morphological rules or not. First, we collected data through interviews; second, we identified neologisms using syntactic criteria and, then, we analyze its composition according to grammatical rules of Spanish. Our results suggest that sensorial aphasic speakers do respect the morphological rules when they create this sort of neologisms. Finally, evidence show that exist a dual-route to morphological processing to verbs in Spanish.

Keywords : inflectional morphology; aphasia; morphological processing.

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