2015 Speech and Language

Session Objectives

At the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  1. Localize the cortical regions responsible for the comprehension and expression of language, including prosody.  Be able to diagram the primary language pathway, and understand the contribution of the inferior parietal lobule to language comprehension.

  2. Understand the relationship between handedness and lateralization of cortical function, particularly language.

  3. List the stages in speech production, graph the spectral components at each step, and understand what structures in the vocal tract are responsible for the sounds during each stage.

  4. Define and distinguish among the 4 types of neurogenic communication disorders with respect to the location of lesions and whether the major impact is on comprehension or expression (paying particular attention to aphasias). 
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