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Language and the Brain / Edition 1
     

Language and the Brain / Edition 1

by Loraine K. Obler, Kris Gjerlow, Jean Aitchison
 

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ISBN-10: 0521466415

ISBN-13: 9780521466417

Pub. Date: 06/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466417
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.47(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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