Introduction to Neurolinguistics

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This introduction to neurolinguistics is intended for anybody who wants to acquire a grounding in the field. It was written for students of linguistics and communication disorders, but students of psychology, neuroscience and other disciplines will also find it valuable. The introductory section presents the theories, models and frameworks underlying modern neurolinguistics. Then the neurolinguistic aspects of different components of language – phonology, morphology, lexical semantics, and semantics-pragmatics in communication – are discussed. The third section examines reading and writing, bilingualism, the evolution of language, and multimodality. The book also contains three resource chapters, one on techniques for investigating the brain, another on modeling brain functions, and a third that introduces the basic concepts of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. This text provides an up-to-date linguistic perspective, with a special focus on semantics and pragmatics, evolutionary perspectives, neural network modeling and multimodality, areas that have been less central in earlier introductory works.
[Not in series, 134]  2006.  xii, 212 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii–ix
List of tables
x
List of figures
xi–xii
Part I: Introduction to neurolinguistics
What is neurolinguistics?
3–8
The development of theories about brain and language
9–34
Models and frameworks in neurolinguistics today
35–51
Part II: Neurolinguistics for different components of language
Phonology in neurolinguistics
55–65
Morphology and syntax in neurolinguistics
67–78
Lexical semantics
79–96
The semantics and pragmatics of communicative contributions in context from a neurolinguistic perspective
97–108
Part III: Specific topics in neurolinguistics
Reading and writing from a neurolinguistic perspective
111–120
Neurolinguistic aspects of bilingualism
121–127
On the evolution and development of the brain, communication, and language
129–143
Multimodality in neurolinguistics
145–158
Part IV: Resource chapters
Methods of investigating the brain
161–166
Modeling the brain
167–177
Some basic concepts in neuroscience
179–188
References
189–203
Index
205–212
“Professor Ahlsén has provided a broad, thoughtful, and up-to-date introduction to the rapidly developing field of neurolinguistics. Her many years of experience as a clinician, clinical researcher, and teacher, and her leadership in international cross-linguistic aphasia studies have given her an authoritative perspective on this field. She presents both sides of current controversies clearly and fairly. Her presentation of neurogenic language disorders – principally aphasia, but also aspects of language in such disorders as traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy - reviews the traditional areas of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and written communication, as well as bilingual aphasia. Importantly, Ahlsén also gives equivalent weight to language in its communicative context and the ways in which other communicative modalities, such as gesture and facial expression, are essential in augmenting human communicative capacity. These sections are two of many which are richly informed by her own research on communication patterns in aphasia.

Ahlsén begins with the traditional clinical history of aphasia, but she also situates neurolinguistics fully in its modern context of brain evolution, psycholinguistics, neural modeling, and brain imaging. She gives serious consideration to current therapeutic approaches, including the design of augmentative and alternative communication devices and communicatively-oriented therapy, where again the sensitivity of the discussion bears witness to her own extensive clinical experience.”
“Of particular value are the frequent links to therapy, on the practical side, and different models of brain-language relationships, on the theoretical side. The many points of contact between neurolinguistics and other disciplines will be of value to the professional. Elisabeth Ahlsén's book is recommended as a first-text approach to the science and practice of neurolinguistics.”
“There is definitely a need for an up-to-date Introduction to Neurolinguistics. This text book is very pedagogical. It is well organized into chapters, and each chapter is itself well organized, with clearly defined concepts, a survey of the most relevant literature, an integration of each subtopic into the whole, followed by references, suggested reading, and assignments.”
“Neurolinguistics, introduced in the mid 20th century by Henry Hecaen and Alexandr Luria, has finally come of age with this, the first introductory text in the field. The core of this text is Part II which introduces the brain components and aphasic language impairments of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and, importantly, pragmatics. Of particular value are the frequent links to therapy, on the practical side, and different models of brain-language relationships, on the theoretical side. The discussion of alternative, competing theories is particularly helpful, as are the useful exercises offered to the beginning student. The many points of contact between neurolinguistics and other disciplines will be of value to the professional. Elisabeth Ahlsén's book is recommended as a first-text approach to the science and practice of neurolinguistics.”
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Neuropsychology
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2006042986