aphasia (əfā´zhə), language disturbance caused by a lesion of the brain, making an individual partially or totally impaired in his ability to speak, write, or comprehend the meaning of spoken or written words. It is distinguished from functional disorders such as stammering or stuttering, and from impaired speech due to physical defects in the organs used for speaking. Treatment consists of reeducation; the oral and lip-reading methods employed in the education of deaf and mute children have been found to be of assistance in therapy.

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Aphasia: Selected full-text books and articles

Conduction Aphasia
Susan E. Kohn.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992
Aphasia in Atypical Populations
Patrick Coppens; Yvan Lebrun; Anna Basso.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998
The Assessment of Bilingual Aphasia
Michel Paradis; Gary Libben.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1987
A Systemic-Dynamic Lurian Approach to Aphasia in Bilingual Speakers
Kotik-Friedgut, Bella.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 2, Winter 2001
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Fundamentals of Language
Roman Jakobson; Morris Halle.
Mouton, 1956
Librarian’s tip: "Aphasia as a Linguistic Problem" begins on p. 55
Conversation and Brain Damage
Charles Goodwin.
Oxford University Press, 2003
Motor and Sensory Processes of Language
Eric Keller; Myrna Gopnik.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1987
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Production Deficits in Broca's and Conduction Aphasia: Repetition versus Reading"
Psycholinguistic Research: Implications and Applications
Doris Aaronson; Robert W. Rieber.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1979
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 14 "The Naming Act and Its Disruption in Aphasia" begins on p. 435
Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neurolinguistics: Advances in Models of Cognitive Function and Impairment
Alfonso Caramazza.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1990
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Phonological Deficits in Aphasia: Theoretical Perspectives" and Chap. 4 "Lexical Processing and Sentence Comprehension in Aphasia"
The Life of the Mind: Selected Papers
Jason W. Brown.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1988
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Selections on Aphasia and Lateralization"
Discourse Analysis and Applications: Studies in Adult Clinical Populations
Ronald L. Bloom; Loraine K. Obler; Susan De Santi; Jonathan S. Ehrlich.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Discourse Macrostructure in Aphasia"
The Aphasia Therapy File
Sally Byng; Kate Swinburn; Carole Pound.
Psychology Press, 1999
Methods for Studying Language Production
Lise Mennd; Nan Bernstein Ratner.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 18 "Jean Berko Gleason's Contributions to Aphasia Research: Pioneering Elicitation Techniques" and Chap. 19 "Studying the Pragmatic Microstructure of Aphasic and Normal Speech: An Experimental Approach"
Talking about Aphasia: Living with Loss of Language after Stroke
Susie Parr; Sally Byng; Sue Gilpin; Chris Ireland.
Open University Press, 1997
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