Studies in Neurolinguistics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127463032, 9781483265414

Studies in Neurolinguistics

1st Edition

Editors: Haiganoosh Whitaker Harry A Whitaker
eBook ISBN: 9781483265414
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1977
Page Count: 336
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Description

Studies in Neurolinguistics, Volume 3 presents detailed case histories, multi-subject experimental studies, literature reviews, and research papers that employ a variety of experimental and observational techniques.

This volume contains seven chapters that focus on a wide range of research in the field of neurolinguistics. Chapter 1 discusses the various approaches to the problem of auditory comprehension in aphasia. A survey of the world's literature on bilingualism and aphasia is provided in chapter 2. The third chapter examines the different models and explanations for conduction aphasia. Chapter 4 provides a synthesis of the anatomic, physiologic, and behavioral research on the role of the limbic system in human communication. Chapter 5 presents a model of individual differences in hemispheric functioning, in which a number of theories about the left and right hemispheres are analyzed and compared. Chapter 6 shows how different levels of language are revealed. The last chapter addresses "The Question of Electrophysiological Asymmetries Preceding Speech" in a study of the readiness potentials over the motor and premotor regions in eight subjects.

Linguists, psychologists, and neurologists will find the book highly informative.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Preface


Contents of Volumes 1 and 2


1 Auditory Comprehension in Aphasia


Introduction


Comprehension Disorders in Various Syndromes


Early Contributions to the Study of Comprehension Deficits in Aphas


Assessment of Comprehension


Tests of Comprehension in Current Aphasia Batteries


Research on Comprehension


Conclusions


References


2 Bilingualism and Aphasia


Modes of Restitution


The Switch Mechanism


Bilingualism and Lateralization o f Speech Functions


Types of Bilingualism


Evidence of Types from Aphasia


Conclusion


References


3 The Nature of Conduction Aphasia: A Study of Anatomic and Clinical Features and of Underlying Mechanisms


Identifying the Disorder


Reevaluations of the Disorder


Underlying Processes


Studies of Receptive Difficulties in Conduction Aphasia


Conclusion


Appendix A


Appendix B


References


4 The Limbic System in Human Communication


Introduction


Phylogenetic Perspective on the Limbic System


Research on the Limbic System


Hierarchical Organization of Communication Functions of the Forebrain


Limbic Manifestations in Human Clinical Syndromes


Relating Limbic and Linguistic Communication


References


5 A Model of Individual Differences in Hemispheric Functioning


Introduction


Models of Hemispheric Functioning


A Proposed Model of Hemispheric Functioning


Anatomical and Physiological Considerations


Sex Differences


Epilogue


References


6 Variability and Constraint in Acqu

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No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1977
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483265414

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Haiganoosh Whitaker

Harry A Whitaker

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