Theoretical perspectives on language deficits / Yosef Grodzinsky.Material type: TextSeries: Issues in the biology of language and cognitionCopyright date: ©1990Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 192 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585352968; 9780585352961; 0262512157; 9780262512152; 9780262274357; 0262274353Subject(s): Agrammatism | Psycholinguistics | Neurolinguistics | Psycholinguistics | Aphasia, Broca | Neuropsychology | Aphasia | Psychological Phenomena and Processes | Linguistics | Behavioral Sciences | Psychophysiology | Physiology | Speech Disorders | Language | Psychiatry and Psychology | Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Biological Science Disciplines | Communication | Language Disorders | Information Science | Natural Science Disciplines | Communication Disorders | Neurobehavioral Manifestations | Disciplines and Occupations | Neurologic Manifestations | Signs and Symptoms | Nervous System Diseases | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Disease | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Hearing & Speech | MEDICAL -- Audiology & Speech Pathology | Agrammatism | Neurolinguistics | Psycholinguistics | Regeer- en bindtheorie | Taalstoornissen | Neurologische aspecten | Neurology | Medicine | Health & Biological Sciences | Language disorders | COGNITIVE SCIENCES/GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Theoretical perspectives on language deficits.DDC classification: 616.85/52 LOC classification: RC425.5 | .G76 1990ebNLM classification: WL 340.5Online resources: Click here to access online
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"A Bradford book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-184) and index.
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1. Introduction -- 2. The linguistic framework -- 3. The formal description of agrammatism -- 4. Neurological constraints on linguistic theories -- 5. Neuropsychological clues concerning the modularity of language -- 6. Language acquisition and language breakdown: a reappraisal.
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This critical history of research on acquired language deficits (aphasias) demonstrates the usefulness of linguistic analysis of aphasic syndrome for neuropsychology, linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Drawing on new empirical studies, Grodzinsky concludes that the use of grammatical tools for the description of the aphasias is critical. The selective nature of these deficits offers a novel view into the inner workings of our language faculty and the mechanisms that support it.In contrast to other proposals that the left anterior cerebral cortex is crucial for all syntactic capacity, Grodzinsky's discoveries support his theory that this region is necessary for only a small component of the human language faculty. On this basis he provides a detailed explanation for many aphasic phenomena - including a number of puzzling cross-linguistic aphasia differences - and uses aphasic data to evaluate competing linguistic theories.Yosef Grodzinsky is a member of the psychology faculty at Tel Aviv University. Theoretical Perspectives on Language Deficits is included in the series Biology of Language and Cognition, edited by John P. Marshall. A Bradford Book.