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.
* 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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ability activation affected agrammatic agrammatic patients agraphia alexia anatomical angular gyrus anomia anomic anomic aphasia apha aphasic patients appear apraxia apraxic articulation articulatory association auditory comprehension behavior brain Broca's aphasics Broca's area cerebral Chapter clinical cognitive components concept conduction aphasia consonant deep dyslexia deficit disorder dissociations errors example fluent frontal functional functors Geschwind gestures Goodglass grammatical morphemes impairment individual injury input involving language zone left hemisphere lesions letter string lexical linguistic Luria modality morphemes motor aphasia movements nonfluent normal nouns object observed oral reading pantomime paragrammatic paraphasias parietal lobe pattern phonemic phonological processing produce pure relationship repetition representation result right hemisphere semantic sensory sentence severe speech output speech zone spelling stop consonants structure syllable symptoms syndrome syntactic syntax tients tion transcortical transcortical motor aphasia transcortical sensory aphasia utterance verbal verbs visual Wernicke's aphasics Wernicke's area word retrieval writing written word