Acquired disorders of language and speech

Dalia Abou Zeki and Argye E. Hillis

in Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia

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Published in print June 2016 | ISBN: 9780199655946
Published online July 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191761522 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology

Acquired disorders of language and speech

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This chapter describes various disorders of language (clinical aphasia syndromes) and speech articulation (dysarthrias). The most common cause of both aphasia and dysarthria is stroke, which often leads to one of the vascular aphasia syndromes or dysarthria. The vascular aphasia syndromes are collections of deficits in language processes that commonly co-occur because the processes depend on areas of the brain supplied by a particular cerebral artery. They are associated with other motor or visual functions that also depend on that brain region. The chapter also briefly describes other language and speech impairments caused by neurodegenerative disease and other neurological disease.

Chapter.  8845 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology ; Psychiatry

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