Language Development and Aphasia in Children

Language Development and Aphasia in Children

New Essays and a Translation of Kindersprache und Aphasie by Emil Fröschels

1st Edition - January 28, 1980

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  • Editor: R. W. Rieber
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Language Development and Aphasia in Children: New Essays and a Translation of Kindersprache und Aphasie by Emil Fröschels deals with problems of theory, method, and therapy as well as the interpretation of language development and aphasia in children. A translation of Emil Fröschels' book Kindersprache und Aphasie into English (Child Language and Aphasia) is included. Comprised of 26 chapters, this book begins with a historical review that illustrates how the ideas of other influential figures laid the groundwork for Child Language and Aphasia (1918), including Géraud de Cordemoy and Denis Diderot. The discussion then turns to the environment that surrounded Child Language and Aphasia and some of Fröschels' observations regarding the nature of aphasia in children. The effect of left hemisphere arteriopathy on communicative intent, expression, and language comprehension in a right-handed nine-year-old girl is also examined. Subsequent chapters focus on theories of reading and language development; the psychology of association; the theory of the transitive contents of consciousness; and stuttering in children and aphasics. This monograph should be of considerable interest to students, researchers, and specialists in the fields of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neuropsychology, and neurophysiology.

Table of Contents

  • Part I—New Essays

    List of Contributors


    Chapter 1 Emil Fröschels' Child Language and Aphasia: An Historical Review

    Chapter 2 Fröschels in Perspective

    Introduction and Scope

    Some Analogies and Extrapolations

    More Remote Analogies


    Appendix: The Speech and Voice Clinic, Vienna


    Chapter 3 Aphasia in Children

    Behavior Problems

    Linguistic Correlates

    Perceptual Deficits



    Chapter 4 Strokes in Childhood I: Communicative Intent, Expression, and Comprehension After Left Hemisphere Arteriopathy in a Right-Handed Nine-Year-Old


    Case History of a Nine-Year-Old Girl

    Language Function

    JM's Metalinguistic Judgments of Her Own Agrammatisms

    A Story Grammar for JM's Speech



    Chapter 5 Theories of Reading and Language Development: An Interpretive Review


    Direct Models of Reading

    Mediated Models of Reading

    Inferences and Conclusions


    Part II—A Translation of Kindersprache und Aphasie

    Chapter 1 Psychological Introduction on the Question of the Psychology of Association

    Chapter 2 The Theory of the Transitive Contents of Consciousness

    Chapter 3 On the Precedence of the Sentence in Connection with Internal Speech Formulation of Thoughts

    Chapter 4 On the Questions of the Identity of Thinking and Speaking

    Chapter 5 The Path from Thinking to Speaking

    Chapter 6 Reflections on the History of Evolution of Speech and the Faults of an Evolutionary Approach

    Chapter 7 The First Stage of Speech: Crying

    Chapter 8 Babbling: The Emergence of Sensory Components of the Speech Mechanism

    Chapter 9 Thoughts of the Auditory Part of the Brain and Its Influence on Speaking

    Chapter 10 Child Echolalia: Attitude and Obstruction, Echolalia

    Chapter 11 The Hearing of Several Simultaneous Sounds

    Chapter 12 The Influence of the Auditory Center of the Brain on Spontaneous Speech: Motor Aphasia

    Chapter 13 The Occurrence of Spontaneous Speech in a Child: Memory for Names

    Chapter 14 Agrammatism in the Child and the Adult

    Chapter 15 So-Called Transcortical Motor Aphasia

    Chapter 16 The Sentence Formation of the Beginning Speaker

    Chapter 17 Speech Comprehension of the Beginning Speaker: Sensory Aphasia

    Chapter 18 The Sentence

    Chapter 19 Sound Formation

    Chapter 20 Stuttering in Children and in Aphasies

    Chapter 21 Therapy: Conduction or Transcortical Aphasia and Motor Aphasia (Broca)

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483269818

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