Studies in Neurolinguistics

Studies in Neurolinguistics

1st Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Editors: Haiganoosh Whitaker, Harry A Whitaker
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265414

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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


    Contents of Volumes 1 and 2

    1 Auditory Comprehension in Aphasia


    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



    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



    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


    Appendix A

    Appendix B


    4 The Limbic System in Human Communication


    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


    5 A Model of Individual Differences in Hemispheric Functioning


    Models of Hemispheric Functioning

    A Proposed Model of Hemispheric Functioning

    Anatomical and Physiological Considerations

    Sex Differences



    6 Variability and Constraint in Acquired Dyslexia


    Case 1 (A.G. No. 514723)

    Case 2 (A.T. No. 8843/464)

    Case 3 (R.B. No. 22042)

    Case 4 (J.C. No. 17959/922)

    Case 5 (H.A. No. 325591)

    Case 6 (K.U. No. SM/900)

    Case 7 (B.R. No. 531434)

    Case 8 (G.R. No. 8713/6)

    Comparisons Among the Eight Cases


    7 The Question of Electrophysiological Asymmetries Preceding Speech







    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265414

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Haiganoosh Whitaker

Harry A Whitaker

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