Speech and Languageby Amanda A. Sleeper
Human language is closely linked to thought, influencing how we understand and represent the world. Some argue that human language is a critical advancement that has enabled the progress of civilization. Scientists are gradually learning how the brain processes language. Many regions of the brain work in cooperation to comprehend language and to form speech. Damage to any of the brain's language centers may cause deficits in language comprehension or speech formation, ranging in severity depending on the location and extent of damage. As language research continues, scientists will have a better understanding of how language develops and how language affects human thought and behavior. Eventually scientists will develop new treatments for disorders affecting language processing. This book looks at these topics and much more-providing a thorough understanding of the brain's role in speech and language.
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