Language And The Brain
How do our brains enable us to speak creatively and build up an understanding of language? This concise and accessible book examines the linguistic and neuro-anatomical...
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How do our brains enable us to speak creatively and build up an understanding of language? This concise and accessible book examines the linguistic and neuro-anatomical underpinnings of language and considers how language skills can systematically break down in individuals with different types of brain damage, such as children with language disorders, adults with right-hemisphere brain damage, demented patients, and people with reading problems. In a wide-ranging discussion, the authors also cover the effects of brain damage on bilingual people, as well as the reading and writing difficulties experienced by dyslexics and dysgraphics. Information is also provided on 'split-brain' patients, visual-gestural languages, and language savants. By studying the linguistic behaviour of these groupings, the authors provide an understanding of how language is organized in the brain. • Accessible - geared for undergraduates and the usual readers of the Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics series • Linguistic focus - approaches neurolinguistics from a linguistic viewpoint • Coherence - includes details of neuroanatomy for those not familiar with it and also a glossary of terms used.
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|Autor(es)||Gjerlow, Kris; Obler, Loraine K.|
|Editora||Cambridge University Press - ELT|
|Series/Coleções||Cambridge Approaches To Linguistics|