Brain responses to subject-verb agreement violations in spoken language in developmental dyslexia: An ERP study

Rispens, JE., Been, PH. & Zwarts, F., May-2006, In : Dyslexia. 12, 2, p. 134-149 16 p.

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  • JE Rispens
  • PH Been
  • F Zwarts

This study investigates the presence and latency of the P600 component in response to subject-verb agreement violations in spoken language in people with and without developmental dyslexia. The two groups performed at-ceiling level on judging the sentences on their grammaticality but the ERP data revealed subtle differences between them. The P600 tended to peak later in the left posterior region in the dyslexic group compared with the control group. In addition, the group of dyslexic subjects did not show a P600 in response to sentences with a plural NP subject. These results suggest that brain activation involved in syntactic repair is more affected by linguistic complexity in developmental dyslexia compared with non-dyslexic individuals. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-149
Number of pages16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May-2006


  • developmental dyslexia, ERPs, syntactic processing, language impairment, SPEECH-PERCEPTION, CORTICAL ACTIVATION, READING DISABILITIES, POOR READERS, CHILDREN, DEFICITS

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