-responsible for organizing the articulatory patterns of language and directing the motor cortex when we want to talk
-includes face, jaw, tongue (spoken) and hands, arms, face (signed)
-mainly responsible for language production
Example: Examiner: Tell me, what did you do before you retired?
Patient: Uh, uh, uh, pub, par, partender, no.
Patient: Carpenter, tuh, tuh, tenty year.