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Language Case Files in Neurological Disorders




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ISBN 9780367721305
August 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book features case studies of ten individuals with acquired neurological disorders. These disorders have implications for speech, language, and communication but have not been the focus of research to date in speech-language pathology.

Chapters present a brief medical overview of each condition, followed by detailed linguistic analysis. A carefully assembled narrative captures the impact of each neurological disorder on an individual’s daily life and social activities. This structured approach, supported by further reading and exercises, gives readers a nuanced understanding of each disorder’s clinical presentation and language and communication features and the complex interrelationship between language and communication and cognitive and motor symptoms.

The book will be of interest to students of all levels, researchers, and clinicians in speech-language pathology and related disciplines, including neurology, psychiatry, and psychology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Case study 1: Corticobasal degeneration

Case study 2: Progressive supranuclear palsy

Case study 3: Huntington’s disease

Case study 4: Lewy body disease

Case study 5: Multiple sclerosis

Case study 6: Parkinson’s disease

Case study 7: Motor neuron disease

Case study 8: Alcohol-related brain damage

Case study 9: Covid-19 infection

Case study 10: Guillain-Barré syndrome

Conclusion

Glossary

Appendix

Index

 

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Biography

Louise Cummings is Professor in the Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests in speech-language pathology are pragmatic disorders, and language impairment in neurodegenerative disorders. In 2020, she published the volume Language in Dementia with Cambridge University Press.