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What is Semantic Jargon

George Fluharty, M.A., CCC-SLP

September 24, 2012

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Can you provide an example of what semantic jargon is, and what areas of the brain are typically associated with semantic jargon?

Answer

Semantic jargon is someone who produces real words, but they are kind of “word salad.”  The words do not make sense.  This is, in a way, a step up from neologistic jargon in which a person is producing speech that does not consist primarily of real words.  People with semantic jargon have lesions posterior to the temporoparietal-occipital junction.

George Fluharty is an SLP with more than 30 years experience treating neurogenic communication disorders.  His work has been published in Brain Injury, Clinical Rehabilitation, and Advance for SLPs.  In 2003, he received the Clinical Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin (BIAW) for outstanding clinical service.  


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George Fluharty, M.A., CCC-SLP

The presenter is an SLP with more than 30 years experience treating neurogenic communication disorders.  His work has been published in Brain Injury, Clinical Rehabilitation, and Advance for SLPs.  In 2003, he received the Clinical Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin (BIAW) for outstanding clinical service.


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