-phasia, -phasic, -phasis, -phasy +
(Greek: talk, speak, say)
2. Relating to or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas.
2. Habitually doing more than one thing at a time: "She has a polyphasic personality."
Malformed words, substitute words, and neologisms are characteristic.
When severe, and speech is incomprehensible, it is called "jargon aphasia". The patient often appears unaware of his/her deficit.
2. A form of auditory agnosia in which a person has lost the ability to recognize or produce music.
This condition is subdivided into transcortical sensory and transcortical motor aphasias.
2. The loss of the ability to comprehend language coupled with the production of inappropriate language.