This volume on neuropsychological and neurolinguistic perspectives of dyslexia and alexia is based on the papers presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute held towards the end of 1991.
The book, consisting of sixteen chapters from cognitive neuropsychologists and neurolinguists from different countries, is divided into three parts addressing the following issues: Part I: Neuropsychological substrates; Part II: Case studies, and Part III: Computational and linguistic approaches. The contributors are from England and Wales, different parts of Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Russia.
This volume and the companion volume Reading Disabilities: Diagnosis and Component Processes (Kluwer, 1993) are helpful to researchers in the fields of literacy and cognitive neuropsychology. It is intended for researchers, clinicians, university professors, senior or post-graduate students in psychology, psycholinguistics, cognitive neuropsychology, educational psychology, and special education.
Table of ContentsPreface. Part 1: Neuropsychological Substrates. Brain Morphology and Neurolinguistic Relationships in Developmental Dyslexia; G.W. Hynd. The Willing Brain of Dyslexic Children; D.J. Bakker. Differences in Components of Word Recognition between P and L-Type Reading Disability; R. Licht, J. van Onna. Speed of Visual Information Processing in Developmental Dyslexia; F.J. Martos. Neuropsychological Profiles of Persistent Reading Disability and Reading Improvement; D.L. Flowers. Influence of Literacy (vs Illiteracy) on the Characteristics of Acquired Aphasia in Adults; A. Castro-Caldas, J.M. Ferro, M. Guerreiro, G. Mariano, L. Farrajota. Part 2: Case Studies. Semantic Errors and Free Word Associations: Some Remarks on Lexical Search Activity in Stabilized Aphasia; P. van Vugt, P. Paquier, P. Bal, W. Creten, J.-J. Martin. Apropos Imageability; H. Kremin. Lexical Agraphia in a Young Man with Multifocal Brain Injuries: a Danish Case Study; P. Kihl. Classification of Normal Reading Error Types; R.C. Kaufman, L.K. Obler. Landau--Kleffner Syndrome: a Neuronal Maturation Deficit? A. Martins da Silva, B. Nunes. Part 3: Computational and Linguistic Approaches. Connectionism and the New Alexia; P.T. Quinlan. A Computational Approach to Dyslexic Reading and Spelling; G.D.A. Brown, R.P.W. Loosemore. Morphology in Skilled Word Recognition; R.J. Jarvella. Processing of English Morphological Structure by Poor Readers; C.K. Leong, M.E. Parkinson. Individual Differences in Similarity Judgements; P.A. Luelsdorff, S.V. Chesnokov. Author Index.