Language Disorders

  • David Caplan
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


Human language is a unique mental entity. It is a system of symbols that greatly enhances the ability of humans to represent aspects of the world, to think, and to communicate with each other. Language has a complex structure, and its use involves many diverse, interacting psychological operations. This chapter describes the progress that has been made in understanding language processing and its disorders, and presents an approach to the diagnosis of the most common of these disorders in acquired neurological disease in adults.


Lexical Decision Syntactic Structure Complex Word Word Production Language Disorder 
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  1. 1.Neuropsychology LaboratoryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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