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General Clinical Considerations

  • Martin L. Albert
  • Harold Goodglass
  • Nancy A. Helm
  • Alan B. Rubens
  • Michael P. Alexander
Part of the Disorders of Human Communication book series (DISORDERS, volume 2)

Abstract

Language is a means by which people communicate with each other using verbal symbols. Dysphasia may be defined as a disorder of language due to brain damage. This monograph deals with disorders of language, not disorders of speech. Speech refers to the mechanical process of articulation, which can be disturbed by weakness, slowness, or incoordination of the muscles of the glossopharyngeal apparatus. Such disturbances would be termed dysarthria, dysphonia, or mutism. The term dysphasia is applied to a neurological disorder resulting from damage to those regions of the cerebral hemispheres which form the anatomical basis for the human capacity for language.

Keywords

Internal Carotid Artery Middle Cerebral Artery Cerebral Hemisphere Brain Damage Oral Language 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin L. Albert
    • 1
    • 2
  • Harold Goodglass
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Nancy A. Helm
    • 3
    • 5
  • Alan B. Rubens
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
  • Michael P. Alexander
    • 3
    • 9
  1. 1.Aphasia Research CenterBoston University Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Neurology SectionBoston Veterans Administration Medical CenterBostonUSA
  3. 3.Boston University Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  4. 4.Psychology ResearchBoston Veterans Administration Medical CenterBostonUSA
  5. 5.Neurology ServiceBoston Veterans Administration Medical CenterBostonUSA
  6. 6.University of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA
  7. 7.Neurobehavior UnitHennepin County Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA
  8. 8.Hennepin County Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA
  9. 9.Neurobehavior UnitBoston Veterans Administration Medical CenterBostonUSA

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