-phasia, -phasic, -phasis, -phasy +

(Greek: talk, speak, say)

1. Something said in order to share feelings, create goodwill, or set a pleasant social mood, rather than to convey information: "Have a nice day!" and "Good luck!"
2. Relating to or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas.
1. Having more than two phases.
2. Habitually doing more than one thing at a time: "She has a polyphasic personality."
receptive aphasia, sensory aphasia
Aphasia in which there is impairment in the comprehension of spoken and written words, associated with effortless, articulated, but paraphrasic, speech and writing.

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.

The disordered speech of the schizophrenic individual; also known as "word salad", or a jumble of meaningless and unrelated words produced by people with certain kinds of schizophrenia.
Excessively fast talking.
1. Loss, through cerebral lesion, of the ability to remember musical tunes.
2. A form of auditory agnosia in which a person has lost the ability to recognize or produce music.
transcortical aphasia
An aphasia in which the unaffected motor and sensory language areas are isolated from the rest of the hemispheric cortex.

This condition is subdivided into transcortical sensory and transcortical motor aphasias.

visual aphasia
A form of receptive aphasia in which there is an inability to understand written language.
Wernicke's aphasia
1. Aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability to understand spoken or written words.
2. The loss of the ability to comprehend language coupled with the production of inappropriate language.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.