Right Hemisphere and Verbal Communication / Edition 1

Right Hemisphere and Verbal Communication / Edition 1

by Yves Joanette, Pierre Goulet, Didier Hannequin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387971017

ISBN-13: 9780387971018

Pub. Date: 11/22/1989

Publisher: Springer New York

This book provides a critical review of the questions as well as the data pertaining to the contribution of the right "non-dominant" hemisphere to verbal communication. Three main sources of observation are reviewed: experiments with normal subjects, with split-brain subjects, and with brain-damaged subjects. The first three chapters present (1) a historical

Overview

This book provides a critical review of the questions as well as the data pertaining to the contribution of the right "non-dominant" hemisphere to verbal communication. Three main sources of observation are reviewed: experiments with normal subjects, with split-brain subjects, and with brain-damaged subjects. The first three chapters present (1) a historical introduction, (2) a critical review of the advantages and limits of the different methodologies used, and (3) a discussion of the contribution of the aphasia literature. Then, each subsequent chapter addresses one particular component of the possible contribution of the right hemisphere to verbal communication: lexical-semantics, written language, prosody and pragmatics. This book is intended for professionals who would like to consult a critical contemporary review of the subject. It offers a unique synthesis of nearly all the behavioral literature on the topic coming from many different, but complementary, fields such as neuropsychology, linguistics, neurology and speech sciences; it also contains a helpful bibliography. The authors open many new doors to promising research avenues in terms of both theoretical and practical questions, and offer a rapidly accessible source of information and reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387971018
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/22/1989
Edition description:
1990
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I The Question.- 2 Methodological and Conceptual Limitations.- 3 Aphasia and the Right Hemisphere.- 4 The Contribution of the Right Hemisphere to Lexical Semantics.- 5 Right Hemisphere and Written Language: The “Deep Dyslexia” Case.- 6 Prosodic Aspects of Speech.- 7 Pragmatics.- Conclusion.- References.- Author Index.

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