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Theoretical Perspectives on Language Deficits (Paperback)

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This critical history of research on acquired language deficits(aphasias) demonstrates the usefulness of linguistic analysis of aphasic syndromefor neuropsychology, linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Drawing on new empiricalstudies, Grodzinsky concludes that the use of grammatical tools for the descriptionof the aphasias is critical. The selective nature of these deficits offers a novelview into the inner workings of our language faculty and the mechanisms that supportit.In contrast to other proposals that the left anterior cerebral cortex is crucialfor all syntactic capacity, Grodzinskys discoveries support his theory that thisregion is necessary for only a small component of the human language faculty. Onthis basis he provides a detailed explanation for many aphasic phenomena - includinga number of puzzling cross-linguistic aphasia differences - and uses aphasic data toevaluate competing linguistic theories.Yosef Grodzinsky is a member of thepsychology faculty at Tel Aviv University. Theoretical Perspectives on LanguageDeficits is included in the series Biology of Language and Cognition, edited by JohnP. Marshall. A Bradford Book. *Author: Grodzinsky, Yosef *Series Title: Issues in the Biology of Language and Cognition *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 212 *Publication Date: 2008/07/01 *Age Level: 22 - UP *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.46 inches


Publisher Bradford Book
Mfg Part# 9780262512152
SKU 210186254
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0262512157
Release Date 10/31/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0212
Publisher Bradford Book
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