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Pragmatics In Speech And Language Pathology

Author : Nicole Müller
ISBN : 9027243387
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The selected contributions in this volume bring together applications of pragmatics in speech and language pathology, as well as discussions of the applicability of different theoretical strands of the study of human linguistic interaction and its cognitive bases to the field of communication disorders. The authors address practical issues in the classification, assessment and treatment of pragmatic disorders both in developmental and acquired contexts. Further major concerns are the theoretical foundations of clinical pragmatics (such as linguistic pragmatics, functional approaches to language analysis, and cognitive science), and the development of clinical pragmatics.

Closed Head Injury

Author : Neil Brooks
ISBN : UOM:39015006015674
Genre : Brain
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Following severe brain injury the immediate concern is a simple one--the survival of the patient. Subsequent prediction of the quality and extent of recovery becomes increasingly difficult. Although physical, e.g. sensory and motor, recovery dominates the first six months, psychological symptoms, which form the focus of this book gradually take precedence. These are of two main types: cognitive, with disturbances of memory, intellect, and information-processing; interpersonal/emotional, with disturbances of volition, emotional control, and behaviour. In this book the nature, severity, and management of deficits in these areas are examined in detail along with the fundamental pathophysiology of head injury, problems of measuring and defining outcome, its psychological and social consequences. The specific problems of head injuries to children are also discussed.

The Left Hander Syndrome

Author : Stanley Coren
ISBN : 9781476728469
Genre : Medical
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Nine out of every ten human beings are naturally right-handed. Those who were not right-handed were feared, shunned, or forcibly retrained in many periods and cultures. Indeed, some members of fundamentalist sects still regard left-handers as in league with the devil, and prejudices against left-handers are reflected in the multiple associations of right with good and left with bad that have become enshrined in everyday language and folklore. A “left-handed compliment” is actually an insult, and the dictionary definition of left-handed includes the terms “awkward,” “clumsy,” “ill-omened,” and “Illegitimate.” In his summary of scientific research into sidedness, Stanley Coren rapidly dismisses the notion of the southpaw as somehow tainted. Increasingly we are coming to understand, however, that left-handedness does have social, educational, medical, and psychological implications. Coren uses entertaining examples to illuminate the paths of research he has followed, and answers vitally important questions such as: What are the neuropsychological and behavioral implications of differences for left-handers themselves, as well as for their parents, teachers, spouses, children, counselors, and physicians? How can we determine our own patterns of sidedness? Are they encoded in our genes? And, very importantly, how can we make the world more comfortable and safer for left-handers? Coren persuasively argues that left-handers are an invisible minority who must define themselves and organize for self-protections in the same way that more visible minorities have done. Much (though not all) of the risk to which left-handers are exposed derives from the fact that the tools they use and the machines they operate are designed for right-handers, a flaw that given heightened public awareness would be easy to correct. Coren advocates a change in the way the right-handed majority treats its left-handed minority to eliminate the risks left-handers face.

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