1st Edition

Advances in the Neurolinguistic Study of Multilingual and Monolingual Adults In honor of Professor Loraine K. Obler

Edited By Mira Goral, Aviva Lerman Copyright 2024
    262 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    262 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume examines current themes in the neurolinguistic study of multilingual and monolingual adults and highlights several new directions the field is moving toward.

    The organization of the book is as follows. Part I focuses on language processing in multilingual and monolingual adults, Part II explores language processing in multilingual and monolingual adults with dementia, and Part III centers on language processing in multilingual and monolingual adults with stroke-induced aphasia. Chapters feature empirical data and/or literature reviews, discussing the key issues in the field that are currently engaging scholars and practitioners with topics including language attrition, cognitive flexibility, aging and the brain, eye-tracking studies of aphasia, translanguaging, and multilingualism in dementia. The book includes cuttingedge research from researchers and practitioners who are all alumni and colleagues of Professor Loraine K. Obler, to whom this book is dedicated.

    Presenting crucial topics in the field, the book is highly relevant for students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and language disorders.

    Preface: About Loraine K. Obler
    Martin R. Gitterman
    1. Introduction
    Mira Goral and Aviva Lerman
    Part I: Language Processing in Multilingual and Monolingual Adults
    2. Bilingual Language Processing and Interference Control from an Integrated Perspective
    Klara Marton and Valerie L. Shafer
    3. Dynamic Relationships among Multiple Languages
    Elizabeth Ijalba and Zohar Eviatar
    4. Translanguaging: A Theoretical Shift Necessary for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practice in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences
    Reem Khamis and Mellissa Bortz
    5. Language Attrition: More than just Loss of Language
    Hia Datta and Zhilong Xie
    6. Neuroanatomical Predictors of Language and Cognitive Functions in Aging
    JungMoon Hyun and Alexandre Nikolaev
    Part II: Language Processing in Multilingual and Monolingual Older Adults with Dementia
    7. Differentiating Neuropathology, Biomarkers, and Clinical Symptoms in Dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Primary Progressive Aphasia
    Taryn R. Malcolm and Susan De Santi
    8. Beyond Naming: Narrative Production in L1 and L2 in Multilingual Individuals with and without Dementia
    Monica I. Norvik, Ingeborg Sophie Ribu, Pernille Bonnevie Hansen, and Hanne Gram Simonsen
    9. Bilingualism and Linguistic Diversity: Dementia Practice and Research in India
    Avanthi Paplikar and Suvarna Alladi
    10. Use of tDCS in Primary Progressive Aphasia: Behavioral Interventions for Oral Word Naming
    Amy Vogel-Eyny and Elizabeth Galletta
    Part III: Language Processing in Multilingual and Monolingual Adults with Stroke-Induced Aphasia
    11. Toward an Intersectional Neurocognitive Approach to Management of Post-stroke Aphasia in Multilingual Ethnoracially Diverse Geriatric Populations
    Jose G. Centeno and Eve Higby
    12. Factors Contributing to Life Participation in People with Aphasia: Current Knowledge and Future Directions
    Lisa Tabor Connor, Sameer Ashaie and Marjorie Nicholas
    13. Implementation of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia in an Aphasia Center integrated within an Academic Communication Disorders Department
    Dafna Olenik and Sara Meilijson
    14. Conversation Treatment in Aphasia in Monolingual and Multilingual Adults
    Yael Neumann and Marion C. Leaman
    15. Disentangling Bilingualism and Aphasia using Narrative Analysis
    Aviva Lerman, Joel Walters, Merav Raveh-Malka, Mali Gil and Carmit Altman
    16. Tracking Eye Movements: Language Processing in Bilingualism and Aphasia
    E. Susan Duncan and Peggy S. Conner
    17. Conclusion
    Swathi Kiran, Aviva Lerman and Mira Goral


    Mira Goral, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College and The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY), New York. She is also an adjunct professor at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, the University of Oslo, and an adjunct research professor at NYU School of Medicine, New York.

    Aviva Lerman, PhD, SLP, is an adjunct professor at Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem. She also works as a speech-language pathologist in the Rehabilitation Department of Hadassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, where she directs the Communication Disorders research program and runs the out-patient clinic.