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Motor Speech Disorders
A Cross-Language Perspective
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Motor speech disorders are a common accompaniment of a whole range of neurological conditions, from stroke, brain injury and Parkinson's disease through to many rarer conditions. This book aims to aid understanding of the nature of motor speech disorders from a cross-language perspective, in contrast to the largely English-centric nature of research and practice recommendations to date. The book looks not just at how these motor speech disorders are assessed and treated in other countries, but also examines how underlying speech impairments differ according to the language someone speaks. The book studies the underlying neurological, neurophysiological and neurophonetic characteristics of motor speech disorders in different language contexts, and discusses the implications these have for clinical rehabilitation. This significantly adds to debates around the theoretical understanding and clinical management of motor speech disorders.


List of contributors
1. Nick Miller and Anja Lowit: Foreword
Section 1
2. Nick Miller, Anja Lowit and Anja Kuschmann: Introduction: Cross-Language Perspectives on Motor Speech Disorders
3. Anja Lowit, Nick Miller and Anja Kuschmann: Motor Speech Disorders: What are they?
4. Anja Kuschmann, Anja Lowit and Nick Miller: Motor Speech Disorders: Issues in Assessment and Management
5. Michael Vitevitch, Kit Ying Chan and Rutherford Goldstein: Using English as a "Model Language" to Understand Language Processing
6. Martha Tyrone: Cross-Language Studies in Deaf Signers
7. Marina Laganaro and Mary Overton Vennett: Apraxia of Speech in Bilingual Speakers as a Window into the Study of Bilingual Speech Motor Control
8. Dora Colaco, Ana Mineiro and Alexandre Castro-Caldas: Phonological and Speech Output in Adult Nonliterate Groups
Section 2
9. Anita van der Merwe and Mia LeRoux: Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Selected African Languages: Zulu and Tswana
10. Tara Whitehill and Joan Ma: Motor Speech Disorders in Chinese
11. Roel Jonkers, Hayo Terband, and Ben Maassen: Diagnosis and Therapy in Adult Acquired Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Dutch
12. Danielle Duez: Some Segmental and Prosodic Aspects of Motor Speech Disorders in French
13. Bettina Brendel and Ingrid Aichert: German Language Contributions to the Understanding of Acquired Motor Speech Disorders
14. R. Manjula and Naresh Sharma: Motor Speech Disorders in Languages of the Indian Subcontinent: Some Perspectives from Hindi and Kannada
15. Masaki Nishio: Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Japanese Speakers
16. Karin Zazo Ortiz, Maysa Luchesi Cera, and Simone dos Santos Barreto: The Nature, Assessment and Treatment of Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Portuguese
17. Natalia Melle Hernandez, Maria-Teresa Martin-Aragoneses and Carlos Gallego: The Nature, Assessment and Treatment of Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Spanish
18. Ellika Schalling: The Nature, Assessment and Treatment of Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Swedish
19. Anja Lowit and Nick Miller: Afterword


ISBN-13: 9781783092345
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Publication date: July, 2014
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 156.00 x 234.00 x 21.00

Subcategories: Counselling & Therapy