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The present study appraised verb retrieval abilities in persons with Broca’s aphasia and categorize the partially correct and completely error responses. Five persons with Broca’s aphasia with at least a minimum quantum of verbal output were considered for the study. The participants enrolled in the study should possess native-like premorbid proficiency in the Kannada language. Action naming test (ANT) was administered to these participants, and the responses were analyzed and categorized as correct and incorrect responses. It was found that the percentage of correct response, which was elicited without cues, was markedly less compared to responses elicited with cues. Tense variation and free morpheme usage were seen in large quantum. Analysis of incorrect responses revealed more of ‘no responses,’ ‘partial verb’ and ‘phonemic paraphasia,’ followed by a ‘variable response,’ ‘noun + partial verb,’ and usage of a ‘noun.’ The verb responses varied with respect to each participant showing that the verb retrieval in persons with Broca’s aphasia is a complex phenomenon.
Keywords: Verb retrieval, Broca’s aphasia, Kannada, response, error analysis, action naming test