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Introduction

  • 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

This section describes the signs and symptoms of language disorders that are encountered most frequently in the clinical setting. In general, it follows the outline of dysphasia syndromes offered years ago by Wernicke (1874, 1885–1886) and Lichtheim (1885), and recently reformulated by Geschwind, Goodglass, Benson, and their associates (Geschwind, 1965; Goodglass and Kaplan, 1972; Benson and Geschwind, 1976; Benson, 1979). This System of Classification has been chosen largely because it is by far the most commonly used method of grouping dysphasic patients to be found in the recent literature. There have been other published and widely used classifications of dysphasia, notably those of Head (1928), Weisenburg and McBride (1935), and Luria (1970), and where they correspond to the syndromes described in this chapter, the similarities will be pointed out.

Keywords

Language Disorder Thalamic Hemorrhage Naming Deficit Word Blindness Major Syndrome 
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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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