Understanding Aphasia

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Academic Press, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 297 pages
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This is a comprehensive, interpretive account of aphasia written to appeal to a broad audience. It combines historical, anatomic, and psychological approaches toward understanding the nature of aphasia. Included is a discussion of the brain-language relationship, the symptoms and syndromes common to aphasia, and alternative approaches to classification.

Key Features
* Integrates phenomenology of aphasic symptoms with the anatomy of language and current theories of brain-language relations
* Traces history of aphasic theory, from pre-Broca to contemporary theory
* Provides detailed review of manifestations of aphasia in every language modality
* Contains critical analysis of neurolinguistic inter-relations

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Anatomy of Language
Disorders of Motor Speech Implementation

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