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Naming is a fundamental aspect of language. After brain damage, language can become severely compromised; this word-finding difficulty, anomia, is the most common language disorder arising from brain damage. Besides its practical importance, anomia gives a fascinating view on the inner workings of language in the brain. Written by two internationally known researchers in the field, this book provides a broad, integrated overview of research on anomia, covering current theoretical explanations, neuroanatomical aspects, assessment, and treatment approaches.
Anomia: Theoretical and Clinical Aspects gives an up-to-date review on naming disorders in neurological patients. It covers both theory and practice and provides invaluable reading for researchers and practitioners in speech and language disorders, neuropsychology and neurology, as well for advanced undergraduate students or graduate students in the field.