Motor Speech Disorders: A Cross-Language Perspective (Communication Disorders Across Languages)

Motor Speech Disorders: A Cross-Language Perspective (Communication Disorders Across Languages)

By: Nick Miller (editor), Anja Lowit (editor)Hardback

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Motor speech disorders are a common accompaniment of a whole range of neurological conditions, from stroke, brain injury and Parkinson's disease through to many rarer conditions. This book aims to aid understanding of the nature of motor speech disorders from a cross-language perspective, in contrast to the largely English-centric nature of research and practice recommendations to date. The book looks not just at how these motor speech disorders are assessed and treated in other countries, but also examines how underlying speech impairments differ according to the language someone speaks. The book studies the underlying neurological, neurophysiological and neurophonetic characteristics of motor speech disorders in different language contexts, and discusses the implications these have for clinical rehabilitation. This significantly adds to debates around the theoretical understanding and clinical management of motor speech disorders.

About Author

Nick Miller is Professor of Motor Speech Disorders at Newcastle University, UK. His main research interests include apraxia, dysarthria and dysphagia and the psychosocial impact of neurogenic communication disorders. Anja Lowit is Reader in Speech and Language Therapy at Strathclyde University, UK. Her research interests include dysarthria, prosodic disorders, acoustic analysis of disordered speech, treatment effectiveness and the development of outcome measures.


List of contributors 1. Nick Miller and Anja Lowit: Foreword Section 1 2. Nick Miller, Anja Lowit and Anja Kuschmann: Introduction: Cross-Language Perspectives on Motor Speech Disorders 3. Anja Lowit, Nick Miller and Anja Kuschmann: Motor Speech Disorders: What are they? 4. Anja Kuschmann, Anja Lowit and Nick Miller: Motor Speech Disorders: Issues in Assessment and Management 5. Michael Vitevitch, Kit Ying Chan and Rutherford Goldstein: Using English as a "Model Language" to Understand Language Processing 6. Martha Tyrone: Cross-Language Studies in Deaf Signers 7. Marina Laganaro and Mary Overton Vennett: Apraxia of Speech in Bilingual Speakers as a Window into the Study of Bilingual Speech Motor Control 8. Dora Colaco, Ana Mineiro and Alexandre Castro-Caldas: Phonological and Speech Output in Adult Nonliterate Groups Section 2 9. Anita van der Merwe and Mia LeRoux: Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Selected African Languages: Zulu and Tswana 10. Tara Whitehill and Joan Ma: Motor Speech Disorders in Chinese 11. Roel Jonkers, Hayo Terband, and Ben Maassen: Diagnosis and Therapy in Adult Acquired Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Dutch 12. Danielle Duez: Some Segmental and Prosodic Aspects of Motor Speech Disorders in French 13. Bettina Brendel and Ingrid Aichert: German Language Contributions to the Understanding of Acquired Motor Speech Disorders 14. R. Manjula and Naresh Sharma: Motor Speech Disorders in Languages of the Indian Subcontinent: Some Perspectives from Hindi and Kannada 15. Masaki Nishio: Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Japanese Speakers 16. Karin Zazo Ortiz, Maysa Luchesi Cera, and Simone dos Santos Barreto: The Nature, Assessment and Treatment of Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Portuguese 17. Natalia Melle Hernandez, Maria-Teresa Martin-Aragoneses and Carlos Gallego: The Nature, Assessment and Treatment of Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Spanish 18. Ellika Schalling: The Nature, Assessment and Treatment of Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Swedish 19. Anja Lowit and Nick Miller: Afterword Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781783092321
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781783092321
  • weight: 588
  • ISBN10: 1783092327

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