Language and the Brain / Edition 1

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Overview

How do our brains enable us to speak creatively and build up an understanding of language? This accessible book examines the linguistic and neuro-anatomical underpinnings of language and considers how language skills can systematically break down in individuals with different types of brain damage. By studying children with language disorders, adults with right-hemisphere brain damage, demented patients and people with reading problems, the authors provide an understanding of how language is organized in the brain.
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"...the book seems to be an excellent source for a quick overview of the field of neurolinguistics...truly interesting work..." The Phonetician
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521466417
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Neurolinguistics; 2. The brain; 3. How we know what we know about brain organization for language; 4. Aphasia: classification of the syndromes; 5. Aphasia: what underlies the syndromes; 6. Childhood aphasia and other language disorders; 7. Right-brain-damage; 8. Dementia; 9. Disorders of the written word: dyslexia and dysgraphia; 10. Bilingualism; 11. Language organisation; 12. The future of neurolinguistic study; Glossary; Notes and further reading; Index.
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