A comprehensive introduction to the emerging fields of neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology stresses concepts from the contributing disciplines of neurology, linguistics, psychology and speech.
Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Issues in neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology; 2. Approaches to neuolinguistics and linguistics aphasiology; Part II. Clinical Aphasiology and Neurolinguistics: 3. The discoveries of Paul Broca: localization of the 'faculty for articulate language'; 4. Classical connectionist models; 5. Extensions of connectionism; 6. Objections to connectionism; 7. Hierarchical models; 8. Global models; 9. Process models; 10. Overview of clinical aphasiology and neurolinguistics; Part III. Linguistic Aphasiology: 11. Linguistic descriptions and aphasic syndromes; 12. Disturbances of lexical semantic representation; 13. Disturbances of the sound system; 14. Acquired dyslexia; 15. Disturbances of sentence production: agrammatism; 16. Disturbances of sentence comprehension; 17. Overview of linguistic aphasiology; Part IV. Contemporary Neurolinguistics: 18. Cerebral dominance and specialization for language; 19. Cerebral localization for language revisited; 20. Cerebral evoked potentials and language; 21. Electrical stimulation of the language areas; 22. Towards a theoretical neurophysiology of language; 23. Overview of contemporary neurolinguistics; References; Author index; Subject index.
"...not merely a regurgitation of events and facts, but it is a vehicle for raising issues, discussing possibilities, and suggesting options, and out of it all the reader is left with a sound foundation for understanding neurolinguistics in its broadest scope."