University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Fifty aphasic speakers were classified into six groups, defined by differences in characteristics of their spontaneous speech. A multiple discriminant analysis was performed upon scores on the Language Modalities Test for Aphasia. The findings provide evidence that it is possible to predict, from the performance of aphasia patients on a structured test of language disability, some general features of their spontaneous speech. Findings further attest to the inadequacy of a conception of aphasia as a unidimensional language disorder.