Agrammatic Aphasia: A cross-language narrative sourcebook

Agrammatic Aphasia: A cross-language narrative sourcebook

By: Loraine K. Obler (editor), Lise Menn (editor), Gabriele Miceli (associated_editor), M. O'Connor (associated_editor)Hardback

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This major reference work fills a need long recognized in neurolinguistics: a source for analyzable speech transcripts from agrammatic aphasic patients that provides detailed grammatical descriptions and distributional analyses. This 3-volume set is unique in that it presents narrative speech from carefully selected clinically comparable patients, speakers of 14 languages, and parallel narratives by normal speakers. For each of the 14 languages there is a case presentation chapter analyzing and discussing the language of agrammatic patients, followed by primary data, which are organized as follows: running text of speech by two patients; interlinear morphemic translations of those texts; running text of speech elicited from two normal control subjects (plus interlinear translations); tables and figures analyzing distributional properties of the patients' speech; results of comprehension tests of the patients; transcriptions of patients' oral reading and writing samples. Neurological information is included with the case presentations, and a short grammatical sketch of each language is added to make the work on all languages accessible even to those who only read English. Language findings are presented for English, Dutch, German, Icelandic, Swedish, French, Italian, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Hindi, Finnish, Hebrew, Chinese and Japanese.The book is an indispensable reference work for all linguists, psycholinguists and neurolinguists who wish to test their theories against a massive body of data.


1. Contributors and affiliation; 2. Acknowledgments; 3. Abbreviations; 4. Preface (by Berndt, Rita Sloan); 5. I. Orientation; 6. Chapter 1. Theoretical motivations for the cross-language study of agrammatism (by Menn, Lise); 7. Chapter 2. Methodology: Data collection, presentation, and guide to interpretation (by Menn, Lise); 8. Chapter 3. CT-Scan correlates of agrammatism (by Vanier, Marie); 9. II. Language findings and data; 10. Chapter 4. Agrammatism in English: Two case studies (by Menn, Lise); 11. Chapter 5. Agrammatism in Dutch: Two case studies (by Kolk, Herman); 12. Chapter 6. Agrammatism in German: Two case studies (by Stark, Jacqueline Ann); 13. Chapter 7. Agrammatism in Icelandic: Two case studies (by Magnusdottir, Sigridur); 14. Chapter 8. Agrammatism in Swedish: Two case studies (by Ahlsen, Elisabeth); 15. Chapter 9. Agrammatism in French: Two case studies (by Nespoulous, Jean-Luc); 16. Chapter 10. Agrammatism in Italian: Two case studies (by Miceli, Gabriele); 17. Chapter 11. Agrammatism in Polish: A case study (by Jarema, Gonia); 18. Chapter 12. Agrammatism in Serbo-Croatian: Two case studies (by Zei, Branka); 19. Chapter 13. Agrammatism in Hindi: A case study (by Bhatnagar, Subhash C.); 20. Chapter 14. Agrammatism in Finnish: Two case studies (by Niemi, Jussi); 21. Chapter 15. Agrammatism in Hebrew: Two case studies (by Baharav, Eva); 22. Chapter 16. Agrammatism in Chinese: A case study (by Packard, Jerome); 23. Chapter 17. Agrammatism in Japanese: Two case studies (by Sasanuma, Sumiko); 24. Chapter 17A. Crossed agrammatism in Japanese: A case study (by Sasanuma, Sumiko); 25. III. Language comparisons and conclusions; 26. Chapter 18. Word order in the Germanic Languages - Subject-verb or verb second?: Evidence from aphasia in Scandinavian languages (by Comrie, Bernard); 27. Chapter 19. Inferences from cross-modal comparisons of agrammatism (by Goodglass, Harold); 28. Chapter 20. Cross-language data and theories of agrammatism (by Menn, Lise); 29. Supplement to Chapter 4. English-language materials (by Menn, Lise); 30. Supplement to Chapter 5. Dutch-language materials (by Kolk, Herman); 31. Supplement to Chapter 6. German-language materials (by Stark, Jacqueline Ann); 32. Supplement to Chapter 7. Icelandic-language materials (by Magnusdottir, Sigridur); 33. Supplement to Chapter 8. Swedish-language materials (by Ahlsen, Elisabeth); 34. Supplement to Chapter 9. French-language materials (by Nespoulous, Jean-Luc); 35. Supplement to Chapter 10. Italian-language materials (by Miceli, Gabriele); 36. Supplement to Chapter 11. Polish-language materials (by Jarema, Gonia); 37. Supplement to Chapter 12. Serbo-Croatian materials (by Zei, Branka); 38. Supplement to chapler 13. Hindi materials (by Bhatnagar, Subhash C.); 39. Supplement to Chapter 14. Finnish-language materials (by Niemi, Jussi); 40. Supplement to Chapter 15. Hebrew materials (by Baharav, Eva); 41. Supplement to Chapter 16. Chinese-language materials (by Packard, Jerome); 42. Supplement to Chapter 17. Japanese-language materials (by Sasanuma, Sumiko); 43. Supplement to Chapter 17A. Japanese-language materials appendix (by Sasanuma, Sumiko); 44. References; 45. Index of subjects; 46. Index of authorities

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  • ISBN13: 9789027220455
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 2013
  • ID: 9789027220455
  • weight: 5200
  • ISBN10: 902722045X

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