The Linguistic Cerebellum

Edited by

  • Peter Mariën, ZNA - Middelheim, Department of Neurology and Memory Clinic, Antwerp, Belgium; Clinical and Experimental Neurolinguistics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Mario Manto, Unite d'Etude du Mouvement, Bruxelles, Belgium

The Linguistic Cerebellum provides a comprehensive analysis of this unique part of the brain that has the most number of neurons, each operating in distinct networks to perform diverse functions.

This book outlines how those distinct networks operate in relation to non- motor language skills. Coverage includes cerebellar anatomy and function in relation to speech perception, speech planning, verbal fluency, grammar processing, and reading and writing, along with a discussion of language disorders.

View full description


Researchers in cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, neuropsychology, and neuroscience


Book information

  • Published: September 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-801608-4

Table of Contents

Introduction: Introduction to the Linguistic Cerebellum
Peter Mariën and Mario Manto

Chapter 1: The Phonetic Cerebellum: Cerebellar Involvement in Speech Sound Production
Wolfram Ziegler

Chapter 2: The Role of the Cerebellum in Speech Perception and Language Comprehension
Ingo Hertrich, Klaus Mathiak, and Hermann Ackermann

Chapter 3: The Cerebellum and Verbal Working Memory
Cherie L. Marvel and John E. Desmond

Chapter 4: Cerebellum and Verbal Fluency (Phonological and Semantic)
Marco Molinari and Maria Leggio

Chapter 5: Cerebellum and Grammar Processing
Adamszek Michael and Kenneth C Kirkby

Chapter 6: Cerebellar-Induced Aphasia and Related Language Disorders
Kim Van Dun and Peter Mariën

Chapter 7: Analysis of Speech and Language Impairments in Cerebellar Disorders
Florian Bodranghien

Chapter 8: Cerebellum and Writing
Kim Van Dun, Dorien Vandenborre, and Peter Mariën

Chapter 9: The role of the Cerebellum in Developmental Dyslexia
Catherine J. Stoodley

Chapter 10: Conceptualizing Developmental Language Disorders: A Theoretical Framework Including the Role of the Cerebellum in Language-Related Functioning
Leonard F. Koziol, Lauren A. Barker, Laura Jansons

Chapter 11: Posterior Fossa Syndrome and Cerebellar Mutism
Thora Gudrunardottir, Hyo Jung De Smet, Lisa Bartha-Doering, Kim van Dun, Jo Verhoeven, Philippe Paquier, and Peter Mariën

Chapter 12: Functional linguistic topography of the cerebellum
Jeremy D Schmahmann and Catherine Stoodley

Chapter 13: Deep Cerebellar Nuclei and Language
Christophe Habas, Kim van Dun, Mario Manto, and Peter Mariën

Chapter 14: The Use of Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation to Study Cerebellar Language function
Alan A Beaton, Louise Allen-Walker, and R. Martyn Bracewell

Chapter 15: Experimental Use of tDCS in Relation to the Cerebellum and Language 
Georgios P. D. Argyropoulos