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Term Definition
Egocentric Language See Language
Ellipsis In linguistics, an ellipsis refers to the omission of words from a clause, but the communication is understood anyway because of the context of the other words. Dad: Johnny, please take the trash out. Johnny: OK, I will. (omitting take the trash out).In cluttering, an ellipse is the omission of sounds, syllables and words when a person who clutters speaks.

Link 1: The Suttering (and cluttering) Foundation
Link 2: Cluttering  – Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis, Products for SLPs and Success Stories
Link 3: Wikipedia – Ellipsis (linguistics)
Link 4: My English Pages – Ellipses with examples
Emergent Language See Language
Enunciate To articulate or pronounce clearly.
Epenthesis The insertion of an extra sound in a word. For example Ath-a-lete instead of athlete, filem instead of film or ac-a-me instead of acme. (My grandmother use to say ac-a-me for the Acme grocery store.)

Link 1: About Grammar – Epenthesis
Epiglottis A flap made of elastic tissue (cartilage) that is attached to the entrance of the larynx. It points upward during breathing, but during swallowing the epiglottis folds down to a more horizontal position to direct food and liquids to the esophagus and prevent food and liquids from going into the trachea.

Link 1: Wikipedia – Epiglottis
Link 2: National Library of Medicine – Epiglottis
Explosive Speech Explosive (also know as Scanning Speech) is a type of ataxia dystheria. It presents as spoken words broken up into separate syllables with noticeable pauses and varying emphasis. The sentence Playing soccer is fun might sound like “Play (pause) ing soc (with force then pause) cer is fun.” Scanning speech is often associated with MS (multiple sclerosis).

Link 1: National MS Society – Speech Problems
Expressive Aphasia A type of aphasia in which expressive language (verbal and written) is impaired, but receptive language (understanding) is generally unaffected. The most pronounced feature of expressive aphasia is telegraphic speech, or agrammatism, in which the speaker produces utterances that are grammatically incomplete.

Also called Broca’s aphasia, because brain damage is localized to Broca’s area in the frontal lobe of the language-dominant hemisphere (typically the left lobe).

See also Broca’s Aphasia, Aphasia, specific symptoms./td>

Expressive Language See Language
Expressive Language Disorder Expressive language disorder is a communication disorder in which a person’s verbal and written expression is below expected developmental or chronological levels, but the person’s receptive language (or comprehension) is normal.

  • Developmental Expressive Language Disorder is a communication disorder that the child is born with.
  • Acquired Expressive Language Disorder is a communication disorder caused by a brain injury or stroke.
Link 1: Wikipedia – Expressive Language Disorder
Link 2: National Library of Medicine – Expressive Language Disorder
Link 3: Healthline – Developmental Expressive Language Disorder
Expressive-Receptive Aphasia  See Aphasia

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