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Aphasia: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
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Editors: Grigore Ibanescu and Serafim Pescariu
Book Description:
Aphasia is a language disorder in which there is an impairment (but not loss) of speech and of comprehension of speech. Depending on the area and extent of the damage, someone suffering from aphasia may be able to speak but not write, or vice versa, or display any of a wide variety of other deficiencies in language comprehension and production. This book will review grammatical world class processing by aphasic individuals and bilingual aphasia, each of which is essential to an understanding of the topic. This book will also examine the role of the right hemisphere for language processing and successful therapeutic interventions in aphasic patients. Furthermore, new findings for the understanding of neural processes involved in the recovery of language functions in aphasic subjects are discussed. This book also expands and improves upon the currently accepted methodology used in the diagnosis of dementia, particularly when aphasia is a core symptom. Finally, dual-route models and right-hemispheric accounts are examined to predict comprehension of figurative language in healthy speakers as well as in patients with language disorders.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Investigating Grammatical Word Class Distinctions in Bilingual Aphasic Individuals
(Maria Kambanaros, Department of Speech and Language Therapy Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece), pp. 1-58

The Role of the Right Hemisphere in Language Processing in Aphasic Patients
(Thomas Straube, Department of Biological and Clinical Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Germany), pp. 59-80

Category and Letter Fluency in Primary Progressive Aphasia, Semantic Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
(Cecile A. Marczinski, Northern Kentucky University), pp. 81-100

Real-time Comprehension in Agrammatic Aphasia
(Petra B. Schumacher, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and others), pp. 101-118

Synthetic Expressions Do Not Standby
(Dieter G. Hillert, University of California, San Diego), pp. 119-128

Lateralizing Value of Postictal Perseveration in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
(Andras Fogarasi, Epilepsy Center, National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest, Hungary, and others), pp. 129-132

Assessment and treatment of bilingual aphasia and bilingual anomia
(Patricia M. Roberts & Swathi Kiran)*, pp. 133-156

Imaging Poststroke Aphasia
(A. Hillis, Baltimore, USA)*, pp. 157-178

Index

   Series:
      Languages and Linguistics
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 190 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-288-5
   Status: AV
  
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