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Comprehension of Wh-Dependencies in Broca’s Aphasia

This book investigates whether Croatian aphasics, in particular those diagnosed with Broca’s aphasia, have difficulty comprehending wh-dependencies. The tested structures include subject and object direct, embedded, long-distance and passivized who and which questions as well as relative clauses introduced by which.It is shown that...

Pragmatics in Dementia Discourse

Alison Wray notes that “Alzheimer’s Disease affects language in many different ways. Directly, language processing is undermined by damage to the language areas of the brain. Indirectly, language is compromised by short term memory loss, distortions in perception, and disturbed semantic representation . . . All of this makes AD an ...

The Grammatical Nature of Minimal Structures

An important development in linguistic models is the shift from construction-oriented rules to elementary computations that generate complex grammatical expressions.In this monograph, the author presents a systematic linguistic examination of an Italian aphasic speaker focusing on locality conditions as configurational restrictions...

The Lexical/Functional Divide in Aphasic Production – Poorly Studied Aphasic Syndromes and Theoretical Morpho-Syntax

This monograph is structured as a collection of clinical case studies all addressing the relationship between lexicon and morphosyntax. It shows that various less-studied aphasic syndromes – including Logopenic Primary Progressive Aphasia, Mixed Trascortical Aphasia, and Crossed Aphasia – and not only ‘classic’ Broca’s Aphasia can ...

Language Processing and Disorders

Language processing is considered as an important part of cognition, with an ever-increasing amount of studies conducted on this field. This volume brings together research on language processing and disorders presented at the Experimental Psycholinguistics Conference in Madrid. It covers topics ranging across syntax processing, se...

Voice Ergonomics

A well-functioning voice is part of the professional skills needed in many occupations. Although voice is an important communication tool, it is more than that: it is something which reflects human identity. The need for speech and voice is growing in spite of increasing technology applications; even instruments and technical equip...

Principles of Hearing Aid Audiology, 3rd Edition

This book will serve to meet the needs of those studying Audiology, particularly of those who wish to become hearing aid audiologists. However, it is also an essential and valuable resource that will be of interest as a reference book, and should be in every hearing aid clinic’s reference collection.This new edition was needed beca...

First Language Bidialectism in Second Language Interface Acquisition

This book explores the relationship between language difference and disorder, with particular consideration of multidialectal L1 speakers learning English as an L2. It provides the reader with ready-to-use data on child L2 acquisition at the syntax-semantics interface, and offers both empirical and theoretical support for educational and clinical linguists in order to separate language differences from disorders. It provides researchers and students in applied and educational linguistics and speech-language pathology with a comprehensive understanding of L2 development in previously unidentified groups of bilingual-bidialectal children with different performance in the target language.Developmental linguists, applied linguists and speech-language pathologists will find accessible information on the role of L1 bidialectism in L2 acquisition, as well as valuable implications to language teaching and learning practices and speech-language pathology services in multilingual and multicultural contexts. This volume will be key reading for researchers interested in typical and atypical multilingual development and assessment in educational and clinical linguistics, cognitive sciences, and psychology. It will also appeal to both undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in conducting mixed-method research in language education, linguistics and health sciences.