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Book: Language, Interaction and Frontotemporal Dementia

Chapter: Using Social Deficits in Frontotemporal Dementia to Develop a Neurobiology of Person Reference

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.22117


In this chapter, the author will first review how normals (people without neurological deficits) organize their third-person, person reference formulations (PRFs) when talking about photographs. Then the author presents both the ways in which FTD patients conform to and depart from those norms. Finally, the problems these FTD patients present with in their PRFs will be used to build a potential neurobiological account for third-person, person reference in interaction.

Chapter Contributors

  • Andrea W. Mates ( - book-auth-474) 'UCLA'