1st Edition

Discourse in Aphasia

Edited By Heather Wright Copyright 2012
    168 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    The study of discourse has spanned many disciplines and is of particular interest to aphasiologists. In recent years, discourse abilities in aphasia have garnered more attention. Within this issue, different methods for evaluating discourse production in adults with aphasia to better characterize their communication impairments are presented. Also, treatments at the discourse level to improve linguistic abilities in individuals with aphasia are explored. The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the current research in this area and challenge researchers to investigate communication impairments at the discourse level and consider their findings within theoretical frameworks.

    Discourse in aphasia: An introduction to current research and future directions /Heather Harris Wright -- AphasiaBank: Methods for studying discourse /Brian MacWhinney; Davida Fromm, Margaret Forbes, and Audrey Holland -- Discourse treatment for word retrieval impairment in aphasia: The story so far /Mary Boyle -- A comparison of drill- and communication-based treatment for aphasia /Daniel Kempler and Mira Goral -- Monologues and dialogues in aphasia: Some initial comparisons /Elizabeth Armstrong, Natalie Ciccone, Erin Godecke, and Betty Kok -- A multi-level approach to the analysis of narrative language in aphasia / Andrea Marini, Sara Andreetta, Silvana del Tin, and Sergio Carlomagno -- Personal narratives in aphasia: Coherence in the context of use /Gloria Streit Olness and Hanna K. Ulatowska -- Lexical diversity for adults with and without aphasia across discourse elicitation tasks /Gerasimos Fergadiotis and Heather Harris Wright -- “Better but no cigar”: Persons with aphasia speak about their speech /Davida Fromm, Audrey Holland, Elizabeth Armstrong, Margaret Forbes, Brian MacWhinney, Amy Risko, and Nicole Mattison.


    Heather Harris Wright, Arizona State University, USA