NEUROLINGUISTICS AND APHASIOLOGY

Second cycle degree in COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: CARLO SEMENZA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic notions of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropsychology and psycholinguistics
Examination methods: oral
Course unit contents: The history of aphasia and classic aphasiology. The classic clinical assessment. The classic aphasia syndromes. Primary progressive aphasia. The cognitive approach and the contribution of linguistics: methodological issues.
Disorders of phonology. Supra-segmental and segmental level (phonetic and phonemic); error classification. The production level. The receptive level.
Lexical disorders. Neuropsychologically-based cognitive models of lexical functions.
Morphosyntactic disorders. Agrammatism and Paragrammatism. Lexical access of complex words: Inflection, derivation and compounding.
Semantic disorders. Semantic memory and the peripheral lexicons. Category and modality specific phenomena. Access vs. storage. Semantic dementia.
Disorders of reading and writing. Number processing and numerical abilities in aphasia.
Linguistic disorders in the bilingual brain.
Anatomical localization of language functions. The anatomo-clinical correlation method, Electrophysiological methods and Neuroimaging studies.