Non-fluent Aphasia in a Multilingual World

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| University of Colorado
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“Non-fluent Aphasia in a Multilingual World” is an up-to-date introduction to the language of patients with non-fluent aphasia. Recent research in languages other than English has challenged our old descriptions of aphasia syndromes: while their patterns can be recognized across languages, the structure of each language has a profound effect on the symptoms of aphasic speech. However, the basic linguistic concepts needed to understand these effects in languages other than English have rarely been part of the training of the clinician.
“Non-fluent Aphasia in a Multilingual World” introduces these concepts plainly and concretely, in the context of dozens of examples from the narratives and conversations of patients speaking most of the major languages of Europe, North America and Asia. Linguistic and clinical terms are carefully defined and kept as theory neutral as possible.
“Non-Fluent Aphasia in a Multilingual World” is especially useful for speech-language pathologists whose patients are immigrants and guestworkers, and for the clinician who must deal creatively with the challenges of providing aphasia diagnosis and therapy in a multicultural, multidialectical setting.
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Table of Contents
List of Figures
xi
List of Excerpts
xiii
Abbreviations and Conventions
xv
Acknowledgments
xvii
Foreword by Michel Paradis
xix
1. Introduction
1
1.1. The purpose of this book: Audience and goals
1
1.2. The types of patients that the book is based on
6
1.3. Additional sources of information
7
1.4. The plan of the book
7
1.5. Linguistics and aphasia
9
2. Describing and Comparing Languages
12
2.1. Introduction: Why we need linguistic terminology
12
2.2. Grammar across the world's languages: The basic types of information conveyed by syntax and morphology
18
2.3. Typology and terminology: Common types of morphemes and syntactic structures
29
2.4. Pragmatics: Describing sentence types and their uses in conversation
33
2.5. Reasoning from linguistic typology: Extrapolating from available data to aphasia in languages not yet studied
36
2.6. How to read and use an interlinear morphemic transcription
37
Recommended readings
38
Exercises
39
3. Basic Properties of Agrammatic Narratives
41
3.1. Introduction
41
3.2. How do we know what is normal?: The need for control subjects
41
3.3. Getting patients to talk: Narrative elicitation
42
3.4. General properties of agrammatic narratives
47
3.5. Comparing elicitation materials
68
3.6. Potential intercultural problems
69
3.7. Chapter summary
70
4. The Grammar of Connected Agrammatic Speech
71
4.1. Introduction
71
4.2. Major grammatical phenomena
75
4.3. Consequences and contrasts: Counterevidence to some popular descriptions and theories
115
5. Speech, Writing, and Oral Reading
117
5.1. Introduction: Why should there be either differences or similarities across different types of language output?
117
5.2. Disturbances in spontaneous writing
118
5.3. Disturbances in reading aloud
123
5.4. Differences in degree of disturbance of writing and speech
128
Exercise
131
6. Bilingual and Polyglot Aphasia
Loraine K. Obler, Jose G. Centeno and Nancy Eng
132
6.1. Introduction
132
6.2. Parallel and differential deficits
133
6.3. Causes for differential recovery
135
6.4. Special bilingual behaviors
136
6.5. Brain organization for bilingualism
138
6.6. Implications for diagnosis
140
7. Inventing Therapy for Aphasia
Audrey Holland and Claire Penn
144
7.1. Introduction: Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic issues
144
7.2. Treatment for agrammatism
144
7.3. Some concluding comments
154
Appendices
A. Foreign Accents (Non-native Phonetics) and Dysarthria
156
B. Language Families
159
C. Clinical Resources
168
Clinical Glossary
172
Linguistic Glossary
176
References
202
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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