1997 suplement 2


Volume 6, suplement 2


Language dimension of chronic schizophrenia

Andrzej Czernikiewicz1,2, TOMASZ WOŹNIAK1
1. Zakładu Logopedii UMCS w Lublinie
2. Katedry i Kliniki Psychiatrii AM w Lublinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1997, 6, suplement 2 (5), 71-75
Keywords: schizophrenia, language disorders


Mutual interactions between language pathology and clinical picture of schizophrenia are discussed. Language (and its pathology) seem to be a "window" through which schizophrenic pathology can be "seen ". Three levels are distinguished in schizophasia, representing pathology of utterance, sentence, and a word. Findings of linguistic studies of texts produced by schizophrenic patients are discussed on the level of syntactic, lexical, and discursive analysis.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Andrzej Czernikiewicz,
ul. Królowej Jadwigi 9/30,
20-282 Lublin