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Title: Reader in the History of Aphasia-From Franz Gall to Norman Geschwind
Written By: Paul Eling
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The study of language and the brain is heavily dependent on work of the early aphasiologists, and those wanting to be acquainted with the discipline will come across frequent references to these classic authors. This collection brings together seminal publications by 19th- and 20th-century neurologists concerned with the relationship between language and the brain. The book includes biographical sketches of the authors discussed, and bibliographies of their relevant publications. Texts by: Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) [Claus Heeschen]; Paul Broca (1824-1915) (Paul Eling]; Carl Wernicke [1848-1905] (Antoine Keyser]; Henry Charlton Bastian (1837-1915) [John C. Marshall]; John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911) [Bento P. M. Schulte]; Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) [O.R. Hommes); Jules Dejerine (1849-1947) [W. O. Renierl; Pierre Marie (1853-1940) [Yvan Lebrun]; Amold Pick (1851- 1924) [A.D.Friederici]; Henry Head (1861-1940) (Patrick Hudson]; Kurt Goldstein (1878-1965) [Ria de Bleser]; Norman (Geschwind (1926-1984) [Mary-Louise Kean].

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027218935
ISBN-13: 9789027218933
Pages: 392
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