The Lumleian Lectures SOME PROBLEMS IN CONNEXION WITH APHASIA AND OTHER SPEECH DEFECTS

  • H . CHARLTON, LECRURE IIL
  • Published 2003

Abstract

(b) Effects produced by destruction of the left auditory ivord-eentre.Where, instead of partial or mere functional defects, we have to do with more or less complete destruction of the left auditory word-centre by some organic disease a correspondingly complete word-deafness is produced, so that the patient is no longer able to comprehend spoken language. Spoken words become to such a patient mere meaningless sounds. As I have already pointed out, word-blindness (or alexia) is also an occasional consequence of such a lesion, though it is not to be regarded as a necessary accompaniment, whatever Wernicke and Dejerine may say to the contrary. These authorities, moreover, as well as Mirallie, hold that paraphasia is the kind of speech defect that is entailed by destruction of the auditory word-centre. Wyllie also, in his recent work on " The Disorders of Speech," says (p. 289) I

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@inproceedings{CHARLTON2003TheLL, title={The Lumleian Lectures SOME PROBLEMS IN CONNEXION WITH APHASIA AND OTHER SPEECH DEFECTS}, author={H . CHARLTON and LECRURE IIL}, year={2003} }