Neurolinguistics And Linguistic Aphasiology: An Introduction by David CaplanNeurolinguistics And Linguistic Aphasiology: An Introduction by David Caplan

Neurolinguistics And Linguistic Aphasiology: An Introduction

byDavid Caplan

Paperback | August 28, 1987

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This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging fields of neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology. Reflecting the dramatic changes that have taken place in the study of language disorders over the last decade, David Caplan's approach is firmly interdisciplinary. He introduces concepts from the main contributing disciplines - neurology, linguistics, psychology and speech pathology - in such a way that they will be clearly understood by all students, whatever their particular background. The topics covered have been carefully selected to demonstrate how the more sophisticated topical neurolinguistic approaches have developed from traditional clinical models. The critical and detailed discussion of all the main theoretical issues in the fields makes this a fundamental work not only for students but also for specialists.
Title:Neurolinguistics And Linguistic Aphasiology: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.14 inPublished:August 28, 1987Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521311950

ISBN - 13:9780521311953


Table of Contents

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.

From Our Editors

This textbook provides the first up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to the emerging fields of neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology.

Editorial Reviews

"...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."