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speech

noun address, allocution, articulation, audible expression, colloquy, confabulation, conversation, declaration, delivery, dialect, diction, discourse, enunciation, expression, idiom, interlocution, language, lecture, lingo, locution, oral communication, oral expression, oration, oratory, palaver, parlance, phonation, phraseology, prattle, pronouncement, pronunciation, recital, recitation, rhetoric, say, sermon, spoken language, spoken word, statement, talk, tongue, utterance, verbal exxression, verbal intercourse, vocalization, words
Associated concepts: First Amendment, freedom of speech
Foreign phrases: Lubricum linguae non facile trahendum est in poenam.A slip of the tongue ought not readily be subjected to punishment.
See also: declamation, discourse, language, parlance, peroration, phraseology, remark

SPEECH. A formal discourse in public.
     2. The liberty of speech is guaranteed to members of the legislature, to counsel in court in debate.
     3. The reduction of a speech to writing and its publication is a libel, if the matter contained in it is libelous; and the repetition of it upon occasions not warranted by law, when the matter is slanderous, will be slander and. tho character of the speaker will be no protection to him from an action. 1 M. & S. 273; 1 Esp. C. 226 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. See Debate; Liberty of speech.

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Parrish, "Neural plasticity and treatment-induced recovery of sentence processing in agrammatism," Neuropsychologia, vol.
Agrammatism: A rehabilitative programme centered on treatment of verbal inflections.
In particular, she presents two current hypotheses of syntactic deficits in agrammatism based on Chomsky's (1992) theory of syntax: 1) the Trace-Deletion Hypothesis (Grodzinsky 1995) which focuses on syntactic processing in comprehension and 2) the Tree-Pruning Hypothesis (Friedmann and Grodzinsky 1997) which attempts to account for agrammatic production.
Participants at each site were recruited as part of a large-scale study examining treatment-induced changes in brain function and, hence, were selected for specific language-deficit patterns: agrammatism (NU), anomia (BU, MGH), and dysgraphia (JHU).
He further proposes that the evolution of lexical speech automatisms (such as language cliches, overused social expressions, automatic speech, and the like) to agrammatism (a type of language pattern frequently found in severe nonfluent aphasia) might also provide useful insights into the early evolution of language.
This profile resembles to a combination of NFAV-PPA (i.e., non-fluency, agrammatism, effortful speech) and LV-PPA (i.e., anomia and impaired repetition, but intact single-word comprehension).
Agrammatism is a condition that prevents people from forming complete or coherent sentences.
On the whole, within the group, there was a decrease in the frequency of literal paraphasias and sensory agrammatism. In a majority of cases, there was recovery of automatic speech, including listing of months of the year (p < .05).
It complements existing comparative studies on agrammatism (e.g.
Whereas sentence production impairment is the hallmark of agrammatism, there is considerable individual variability in the extent of other deficits [8, 9].
Negation in agrammatism: a cross-linguistic comparison.