Discourse in Aphasia
Edited by Heather Wright
Published April 26th 2012 by Psychology Press – 168 pages
Series: Special Issues of Aphasiology
The study of discourse has spanned many disciplines and is of particular interest to aphasiologists. In recent years, discourse abilities in aphasia have garnered more attention. Within this issue, different methods for evaluating discourse production in adults with aphasia to better characterize their communication impairments are presented. Also, treatments at the discourse level to improve linguistic abilities in individuals with aphasia are explored. The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the current research in this area and challenge researchers to investigate communication impairments at the discourse level and consider their findings within theoretical frameworks.
H. H. Wright, Discourse in Aphasia: An Introduction to Current Research and Future Directions (1293 words). B. MacWhinney, D. Fromm, M. Forbes, A. Holland, AphasiaBank: Methods for Studying Discourse. M. Boyle, Discourse Treatment for Word-Retrieval Impairment in Aphasia: The Story So Far. D. Kempler, M. Goral, A Comparison of Drill- and Communication-based Treatment for Aphasia. E. Armstrong, N. Ciccone, E. Godecke, B. Kok, Monologues and Dialogues in Aphasia: Some Initial Comparisons. A. Marini, S. Andreetta, S. Del Tin, S. Carlomagno, A Multi-level Approach to the Analysis of Narrative Language in Aphasia. G. S. Olness, H. Ulatowska, Personal Narratives in Aphasia: Coherence in the Context of Use. G. Fergadiotis, H. H. Wright, Lexical Diversity for Adults with and without Aphasia across Discourse Types (8,594 words). D. Fromm, A. Holland, E. Armstrong, M. Forbes, B. MacWhinney, A. Risko, N. Mattison, "Better But No Cigar": Persons with Aphasia Speak about their Speech.
Heather Harris Wright, Arizona State University, USA