Deep dyslexia and the right-hemisphere hypothesis for semantic paralexia: a reply to Marshall and Patterson.
Jones GV., Martin M.
Studies of deep dyslexia have conferred prominence upon observations of semantic paralexia (e.g. reading "town" as "city"). Landis et al. (Neuropsychologia 21, 359-364, 1983) have reported evidence indicating that such errors arise in the right hemisphere. However, Marshall and Patterson (Neuropsychologia 21, 425-427, 1983) have advanced both empirical and theoretical arguments against this interpretation: the present paper examines these arguments and finds them seriously flawed. It therefore concludes in favour of the right-hemisphere hypothesis for semantic paralexia.