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Title: Clinical Linguistics
Subtitle: Theory and applications in speech pathology and therapy
Edited By: Elisabetta Fava
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory

This book covers different aspects of speech and language pathology and it offers a fairly comprehensive overview of the complexity and the emerging importance of the field, by identifying and re-examining, from different perspectives, a number of standard assumptions in clinical linguistics and in cognitive sciences. The papers encompass different issues in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, discussed with respect to deafness, stuttering, child acquisition and impairments, SLI, William’s Syndrome deficit, fluent aphasia and agrammatism. The interdisciplinary complexity of the language/cognition interface is also explored by focusing on empirical data from different languages: Bantu, Catalan, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
The aim of this volume is to stress the growing importance of the theoretical and methodological linguistic tools developed in this area; to bring under scrutiny assumptions taken for granted in recent analyses, which may not be so obvious as they may seem; to investigate how even apparently minimal choices in the description of phenomena may affect the form and complexity of the language/cognition interface.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword IX
I. Phonology in clinical applications
Phonology as Human behavior: Theoretical implications and cognitive and clinical applications
Yishai Tobin 3
Segmental vs syllable markedness: Deletion errors in the paraphasias of fluent and non-fluent aphasics
Dirk-Bart den Ouden 23
II. Words in deafness and stuttering
Morphosyntactic fragility in the spoken and written Italian of the deaf
Roberto Ajello, Giovanna Marotta, Laura Mazzoni and Florida Nicolai 49
The EXPLAN theory of fluency control applied to the diagnosis of stuttering
Peter Howell and James Au-Yeung 75
The EXPLAN theory of fluency control applied to the treatment of stuttering
Peter Howell 95
III. Morphology and syntax in child language disorders
Verb Movement and finiteness in language impairment and language development
Roelien Bastiaanse, Gerard Bol, Sofie van Mol and Shalom Zuckerman 119
A-bar movement constructions in Greek children with SLI: Evidence for deficits in the syntactic component of language
Stavroula Stavrakaki 131
Morphological accessibility in Zulu
Susan M. Suzman 155
Language production in Japanese preschoolers with SLI: Testing theories
Yumiko Tanaka Welty, Jun Watanabe and Lise Menn 175
IV. Issues on grammar and cognition
Testing linguistic concepts: Are we testing semantics, syntax or pragmatics?
Leah Paltiel-Gedalyovich 197
SLI and modularity: Linguistic and non-linguistic explanations
Dušana Rybárová 213
The language/cognition interface: Lessons from SLI and Williams Syndrome
Vesna Stojanovik, Mick Perkins and Sara Howard 229
V. Grammatical structure in aphasia
Grammar and fluent aphasia
Susan Edwards 249
Failure to Agree in agrammatism
Anna Gavarró 267
The Verb and Sentence test: Assessing verb and sentence comprehension and production in aphasia
Judith Rispens, Roelien Bastiaanse and Susan Edwards 279
Case assignment as an explanation for determiner omission in German agrammatic speech
Esther Ruigendijk 299
The role of verbal morphology in aphasia during lexical access: Evidence from Greek
Kyrana Tsapkini, Gonia Jarema and Eva Kehaya 315
Index of Subjects & Terms 337
List of Contributors 345

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Clinical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247358
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xxiv, 353 pp.
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588112233
ISBN-13: 9781588112231
Pages: xxiv, 353 pp.
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