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    Written language production disorders: historical and recent perspectives

    Lorch, Marjorie (2013) Written language production disorders: historical and recent perspectives. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports 13 (8), ISSN 1528-4042.

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    Abstract

    Written language production is often the least examined neuropsychological function, yet it provides a sensitive and subtle sign to a variety of different behavioral disorders. The dissociation between written and spoken language and reading and writing first came to clinical prominence in the nineteenth century, with respect to ideas about localization of function. Twentieth century aphasiology research focused primarily on patients with unifocal lesions from cerebrovascular accidents, which have provided insight into the various levels of processing involved in the cognitively complex task of producing written language. Recent investigations have provided a broader perspective on writing impairments in a variety of disorders, including progressive and diffuse brain disorders, and functional brain imaging techniques have been used to study the underlying processes in healthy individuals.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Agraphia, Aphasia, Behavioral neurology, Neuropsychology
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 12:39
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 05:56
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7567

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