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Language and the Brain

Language and the Brain

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Part of Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics

  • Date Published: February 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521466417

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  • 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.

    • Accessible - geared for undergraduates and the usual readers of the Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics series
    • Linguistic focus - approaches neurolinguistics from a linguistic viewpoint
    • Coherence - includes details of neuroanatomy for those not familiar with it and also a glossary of terms used
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    "...the book seems to be an excellent source for a quick overview of the field of neurolinguistics...truly interesting work..." The Phonetician

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521466417
    • length: 226 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • contains: 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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
    Notes and further reading

  • Authors

    Loraine K. Obler, City University of New York

    K. Gjerlow, Gamut Logistics, Elizabeth, New Jersey

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