Chapter 14. Normal and Pathological Semantic Processing of Words

  1. Martin J. Ball Head Past President3,
  2. Dr. Michael R. Perkins Professor founder member Vice-President4,
  3. Dr. Nicole Müller3 and
  4. Sara Howard Senior Lecturer speech-language therapist pathologist President4
  1. Karima Kahlaoui Postdoctoral Fellow1 and
  2. Dr. Yves Joanette postdoctoral CIHR Scholar Scientist recipient Director Chair2

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch14

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

How to Cite

Kahlaoui, K. and Joanette, Y. (2008) Normal and Pathological Semantic Processing of Words, in The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (eds M. J. Ball, M. R. Perkins, N. Müller and S. Howard), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre de recherche de l'institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Canada

  2. 2

    Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135221

Online ISBN: 9781444301007

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Keywords:

  • normal and pathological semantic processing;
  • hemispheric asymmetries in semantic processing;
  • semantic networks and how they are functionally organized across cerebral hemispheres;
  • semantic priming paradigm use;
  • visual field (LVF) or right visual field (RVF);
  • dementia of Alzheimer's type (DAT);
  • normal and pathological semantic processing;
  • hemispheric differences in nature and time course of information retrieval during word processing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hemispheric Asymmetries in Semantic Processing: An Overview

  • Hemispheric Asymmetries in Semantic Processing: Brain Lesion Studies

  • Conclusion

  • References