2nd Edition

Anomia Theoretical and Clinical Aspects

By Matti Laine, Nadine Martin Copyright 2024
    208 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This important book provides a broad, integrated overview of current research on word-finding deficit, anomia, the most common symptom of language dysfunction occurring after brain damage. Besides its clinical importance, anomia gives a fascinating view on the inner workings of language in the brain.

    Written by two internationally known researchers in the field, the book begins with an overview of psycholinguistic research on normal word retrieval as well as the influential cognitive models of naming and goes on to review the major forms of anomia. Neuroanatomical aspects, clinical assessment and therapeutic approaches are reviewed and evaluated. This edition has been fully updated to include coverage of advances in cognitive modeling of lexical retrieval disorders, structural and functional neuroimaging findings on the neural basis of naming and anomia, anomia diagnostics and new approaches to the challenging task of anomia therapy.

    Covering both theory and practice, this book provides invaluable reading for researchers and practitioners in speech and language disorders, neuropsychology and neurology, as well as for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in the field.

    Introduction  1. Cognitive models of lexical retrieval  2. Major forms of anomia  3. Neural basis of naming  4. Clinical assessment of anomia  5. Therapeutic approaches to word-finding difficulties  6. Conclusions and future directions


    Matti Laine is Professor of Psychology at the Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. With a background in clinical neuropsychology, he has conducted research on both normal and deficient language processing and their neural correlates over several decades.

    Nadine Martin has a background in speech and language pathology and cognitive psychology and is certified by the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association. She is a Laura H. Carnell Professor of communication sciences and disorders at Temple University, Philadelphia, United States. Her research in both the theoretical and clinical aspects of word retrieval and verbal short-term memory has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past three decades.