This special issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology presents a series of neuropsychological and neuro-imagining studies investigating the mental lexicon – its functional organization, its access in speech production and comprehension, and its neural underpinnings.
M. Miozzo, The Mental Lexicon: An Introduction. A.K. Kittredge, G.S. Dell, J. Verkuilen, M.F. Schwartz, Where is the Effect of Frequency in Word Production? Insights From Aphasic Picture-naming Errors. K.A. Biegler, J.E. Crowther, R.C. Martin, Consequences of an Inhibition Deficit for Word Production and Comprehension: Evidence From the Semantic Blocking Paradigm. M. Berlingeri, D. Crepaldi, R. Roberti, G. Scialfa, C. Luzzatti, E. Paulesu, Nouns and Verbs in the Brain: Grammatical Class and Task Specific Effects as Revealed by fMRI. R. El Yagoubi, Neural Correlates of Italian Nominal Compounds and Potential Impact of Headedness Effect: An ERP Study. S.J. Crutch, E.K. Warrington, Contrasting Patterns of Comprehension for Superordinate, Basic-level, and Subordinate Names in Semantic Dementia and Aphasic Stroke Patients. D. Kemmerer, D. Tranel, Searching for the Elusive Neural Substrates of Body Part Terms: A Neuropsychological Study.