Foreign Accent Syndromes: The Stories People Have to Tell by Jack Ryalls, Nick Miller

By Jack Ryalls, Nick Miller

What does it suppose prefer to get up someday talking with a overseas accessory from a rustic one hasn't ever visited?

Why does anyone get up doing this?

This e-book seeks to painting the large and various stories of people with an extraordinary neurological speech affliction referred to as overseas accessory Syndrome (FAS). via a mix of non-public testimony and medical observation, the e-book goals to shed remarkable gentle at the knowing of FAS via elucidating the complicated hyperlinks among how the mind produces speech, how listeners understand speech and the position that accessory performs in our belief of self and others.

The first a part of the ebook offers a entire advent to FAS and covers a few key topic components, including:

• The definition and phenomenology of FAS

• A historical past of study on FAS

• The explanations and psychosocial effects of FAS

• A consultant to extra analyzing and a thesaurus of specialised terms.

The chapters partly offer a special perception into the via own testimony and money owed from relations. This choice of 28 tales from internationally underlines the significance of listening conscientiously to sufferers clarify their instances, and of their personal phrases. the ultimate part includes a questionnaire to be used via clinicians to aid case heritage taking.

The authors are prime worldwide specialists on FAS, and this is often the 1st quantity of its type to supply any such extensive and entire exam of this infrequent and poorly understood situation. it is going to be of serious curiosity to training clinicians in neurology, psychiatry, psychology and speech and language therapy/pathology, in addition to scholars in wellbeing and fitness disciplines proper to neurorehabilitation, linguists and in addition to households and caregivers.

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