This book brings together experts from the fields of linguistics, psychology and neuroscience to explore how a multidisciplinary approach can impact on research into the neurocognition of language. International contributors present cutting-edge research from cognitive and developmental psychology, neuropsychology, psycholinguistics and computer science, and discuss how this contributes to neuropsycholinguistics, a term coined by Jean-Luc Nespoulous, to whom this book is dedicated.
Chapters illustrate how researchers with different methods and theoretical backgrounds can contribute to a unified vision of the study of language cognition. Reinterpreting neuropsycholinguistics through the lens of each research field, the book demonstrates important attempts to adopt a comprehensive view of speech and language pathology.
Divided into three sections the book covers:
- linguistic mechanisms and the architecture of language
- the relationship between language and other cognitive processes
- the assessment of speech and language disabilities and compensatory mechanisms.
Neuropsycholinguistic Perspectives on Language Cognition presents a unique contribution to cognitive science and language science, from linguistics to neuroscience. It will interest academics and scholars in the field, as well as medical researchers, psychologists, and speech and language therapists.
Table of Contents
Preface Corine Astésano and Mélanie Jucla. Foreword David Caplan. Introduction: Neuropsycholinguistics according to Jean-Luc Nespoulous Barbara Köpke and Christiane Soum Part 1: Linguistic Mechanisms and the Architecture of Language Phonological Markedness, Acquisition and Language Pathology: What is left of the Jakobsonian legacy? Jacques Durand and Typhanie Prince. Function versus Regions in Spatial Language: A fundamental distinction Michel Aurnague and Laure Vieu. From Language Acquisition to Language Pathology: Cross-linguistic perspectives Maya Hickmann and Efstathia Soroli. Semantic Subcategories of Nouns and Verbs: A neurolinguistic review on healthy adults and patients with Alzheimer’s disease Jet M.J. Vonk, Roel Jonkers and Loraine K. Obler Part 2: The Relationship between Language and Other Cognitive Processes Phonological Similarity Can Also Impair Transcoding: A study in French Michel Fayol and Xavier Seron. Influence of Musical Expertise on the Perception of Pitch, Duration and Intensity Variations in Speech and Harmonic Sounds Mireille Besson, Julie Chobert, Clément François, Corine Astésano and Céline Marie. Gestures and Multimodal Communication: Developmental and pathological aspects Michéle Guidetti. Cognitive Processes Underlying Pragmatic Impairments After a Right-hemisphere Lesion Maud Champagne-Lavau Part 3: Assessment of Speech & Language Disabilities and Compensatory Mechanisms Describing and Interpreting Variability in Agrammatic Speech Production Halima Sahraoui. Disability, Repair Strategies and Communicative Effectiveness at the Phonic Level: Evidence from a multiple-case study Lorraine Baqué, Anna Marczyk, Alba Rosas and Marta Estrada. Applying Phonetic Investigation Methods to the Assessment of Dysphonia and Dysarthria Bernard Teston. Allying Information and Communications Technology with (Psycho)linguistic Sciences to Design Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems for Persons with Speech and Motor Impairment Nadine Vigouroux, Philippe Boissière, Frédéric Vella, Mustapha Mojahid and Jean-Léon Bouraoui.
Corine Astésano is Associate Professor in the Department of Language Sciences, Octogone-Lordat laboratory, Université de Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, France. Her fields of expertise are prosody, experimental phonetics, and neurocognition of language and music.
Mélanie Jucla is Associate Professor in the Department of Language Sciences, Octogone-Lordat laboratory, Université de Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, France. Her fields of expertise are neuropsychology of language with focus on developmental dyslexia, neurolinguistics, and language cognition.