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2nd Edition

Analysis of Neurogenic Disordered Discourse Production
From Theory to Practice

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ISBN 9781032184821
March 8, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
312 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Analysis of discourse production among speakers with acquired communication disorders is an important and necessary clinical procedure. This book provides a comprehensive review and discussion of aphasia and its related disorders, their corresponding clinical discourse symptoms that speech-language pathologists should address, and the different methods of discourse elicitation that are clinically- and research-oriented.

This edition has been thoroughly updated throughout to include the latest research, including advances in word retrieval and discourse production, cognitive and multicultural aspects of disordered discourse production, application of technology to understand and evaluate spoken discourse, and evidence-based intervention of discourse impairments. Contemporary issues related to disordered/clinical discourse elicitation are added. Recent advancement in discourse analysis is covered and discussions of various treatment options of discourse symptoms are provided. Finally, the manifestation of discourse symptoms as a function of speakers’ multilingual/multi-cultural status and specific considerations related to clinical assessment and remediation are explored.

As the only introductory text to include comprehensive coverage of basic knowledge of neurogenic disordered discourse, it is a must-read for students, clinicians, and researchers in various fields. Readers will also benefit from plenty of examples that provide a connection between the theoretical contents presented in the text and application to real-life contexts of discourse production.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Acquired language deficits associated with aphasia and related disorders

Chapter 2 – Elicitation procedures of discourse samples

Chapter 3 – Clinical assessment of disordered discourse

Chapter 4 – Research oriented frameworks for narrative analysis

Chapter 5 – Multi-linear transcription and analysis of oral discourse

Chapter 6 – Multi-modal and multi-level analysis of oral discourse

Chapter 7 – Considerations for treatment options that can facilitate and enhance discourse production

Chapter 8 – Considerations for multilingual and culturally-diverse populations

Chapter 9 – Further directions of clinical discourse analysis

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Anthony Pak-Hin Kong is a professor and research scientist specialized in Aphasiology at The University of Hong Kong. He is a world-renowned scholar in speech-and-language pathology and is currently Section Editor (Linguistics Section) of PLOS ONE and Editorial Board Member of Perspectives of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Groups.