The Handbook of Adult Language Disorders is the essential guide to the scientific and clinical tenets of aphasia study and treatment. It focuses on how language breaks down after focal brain damage, what patterns of impairment reveal about normal language, and how recovery can be optimally facilitated. It is unique in that it reviews studies from the major disciplines in which aphasia research is conducted—cognitive neuropsychology, linguistics, neurology, neuroimaging, and speech-language pathology—as they apply to each topic of language. For each language domain, there are chapters devoted to theory and models of the language task, the neural basis of the language task (focusing on recent neuroimaging studies) and clinical diagnosis and treatment of impairments in that domain. In addition, there is broad coverage of approaches to investigation and treatment from leading experts, with several authors specializing in two or more disciplines. This second edition focuses on characterizing the cognitive and neural processes that account for each variant of aphasia as a first step toward developing effective rehabilitation, given that aphasia is one of the most common and disabling consequences of stroke.

The best and most authoritative handbook in the field, The Handbook of Adult Language Disorders is the definitive reference for clinicians and researchers working in the scientific investigation of aphasia.

part |56 pages


chapter |21 pages

Acquired Impairments in Reading

ByJeremy J. Purcell, Teresa M. Schubert, Argye E. Hillis

chapter |14 pages

Neuroanatomical Aspects of Reading

ByKyrana Tsapkini, Argye E. Hillis

chapter |19 pages

Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Disorders

ByRhonda B. Friedman, Susan Nitzberg Lott

part |82 pages


chapter |28 pages

Uncovering the Cognitive Architecture of Spelling

ByBrenda Rapp, Simon Fischer-Baum

chapter |30 pages

Neuroanatomical Correlates of Spelling and Writing

BySteven Z. Rapcsak, Pélagie M. Beeson

chapter |22 pages

Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Spelling Disorders

ByPélagie M. Beeson, Steven Z. Rapcsak

part |46 pages


chapter |10 pages

The Cognitive Processes Underlying Naming

ByDonna C. Tippett, Argye E. Hillis

chapter |10 pages

The Neural Mechanisms Underlying Naming

ByDavid C. Race, Argye E. Hillis

chapter |24 pages

Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Naming Disorders

ByAnastasia M. Raymer

part |68 pages


chapter |25 pages

Semantic Memory

ByElaine Funnell, Bonnie Breining

chapter |19 pages

Neural Substrates of Semantics

ByRajani Sebastian, Argye E. Hillis

chapter |22 pages

Diagnosis and Treatment of Semantic Impairments

BySofia Vallila-Rohter, Swathi Kiran

part |48 pages

Auditory Discrimination and Recognition

chapter |20 pages

Models of Speech Processing

ByMichael Grosvald, Martha W. Burton, Steven L. Small

chapter |14 pages

Neurobiological Bases of Auditory Processing

ByDeepti Ramadoss, Dana Boatman

chapter |12 pages

Diagnosis and Treatment of Auditory Disorders

ByStephanie Nagle, Deepti Ramadoss, Dana Boatman

part |102 pages

Sentence Processing

chapter |25 pages

Sentence Comprehension Deficits

Independence and Interaction of Syntax, Semantics, and Working Memory
ByRandi C. Martin, Yingying Tan

chapter |27 pages

Models of Sentence Production

ByCynthia K. Thompson, Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah, Jiyeon Lee

chapter |20 pages

The Neural Basis of Syntactic Processing

A Critical Review
ByDavid Caplan

part |128 pages

Other Types of Models and Treatment Approaches

chapter |30 pages

How Can Connectionist Cognitive Models of Language Inform Models of Language Rehabilitation?

ByNadine Martin, Matti Laine, Trevor A. Harley

chapter |23 pages

Biological Approaches to Treatment of Aphasia

ByDaniel A. Llano, Steven L. Small

chapter |15 pages

A Focus on Life Participation

ByJacqueline J. Hinckley, Audrey L. Holland

chapter |27 pages

The Nature and Implications of Right Hemisphere Language Disorders

ByConnie A. Tompkins, Chia-Ming Lei, Alexandra Zezinka

chapter |13 pages

Prosody and the Aprosodias

ByDonna C. Tippett, Elliott Ross