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Neurolinguistics and Linguistic Aphasiology : An Introduction - David Caplan

Neurolinguistics and Linguistic Aphasiology

An Introduction

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Published: 28th August 1987
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This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging fields of neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology. Reflecting the dramatic changes that have taken place in the study of language disorders over the last decade, David Caplan's approach is firmly interdisciplinary. He introduces concepts from the main contributing disciplines - neurology, linguistics, psychology and speech pathology - in such a way that they will be clearly understood by all students, whatever their particular background. The topics covered have been carefully selected to demonstrate how the more sophisticated topical neurolinguistic approaches have developed from traditional clinical models. The critical and detailed discussion of all the main theoretical issues in the fields makes this a fundamental work not only for students but also for specialists.

'The book is really a superb piece of work ... an extensive, intensive and lucid introduction. There is no doubt that this will be the introductory text in the area for some considerable time.' John C. Marshall

Preface
Introduction
Issues in neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology
Approaches to neuolinguistics and linguistics aphasiology
Clinical Aphasiology and Neurolinguistics
The discoveries of Paul Broca: localization of the 'faculty for articulate language'
Classical connectionist models
Extensions of connectionism
Objections to connectionism
Hierarchical models
Global models
Process models
Overview of clinical aphasiology and neurolinguistics
Linguistic Aphasiology
Linguistic descriptions and aphasic syndromes
Disturbances of lexical semantic representation
Disturbances of the sound system
Acquired dyslexia
Disturbances of sentence production: agrammatism
Disturbances of sentence comprehension
Overview of linguistic aphasiology
Contemporary Neurolinguistics
Cerebral dominance and specialization for language
Cerebral localization for language revisited
Cerebral evoked potentials and language
Electrical stimulation of the language areas
Towards a theoretical neurophysiology of language
Overview of contemporary neurolinguistics
References
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521324205
ISBN-10: 0521324203
Series: Cambridge Studies in Speech Science and Communication
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 28th August 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.92