Understanding Aphasia. Foundations of Neuropsychology

  • ID: 1765345
  • Book
  • 297 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This is a comprehensive, interpretive account of aphasia written to appeal to a broad audience. It combines historical, anatomic, and psychological approaches toward understanding the nature of aphasia. Included is a discussion of the brain-language relationship, the symptoms and syndromes common to aphasia, and alternative approaches to classification.
  • Integrates phenomenology of aphasic symptoms with the anatomy of language and current theories of brain-language relations
  • Traces history of aphasic theory, from pre-Broca to contemporary theory
  • Provides detailed review of manifestations of aphasia in every language modality
  • Contains critical analysis of neurolinguistic inter-relations
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Nature and Scope of the Problem of Aphasia: A Survey.
Historical Overview.
Anatomy of Language.
Disorders of Motor Speech Implementation.
Disorders of Word Retrieval.
Disorders of Syntax and Morphology.
Disorders of Auditory Comprehension.
Disorders of Repetition.
Disorders of Reading.
Disorders of Writing.
Apraxia and Aphasia.
Classification of Aphasia.
Relation of Aphasia to Normal Language: Fact and Conjecture.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.
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Goodglass, Harold
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