Aphasia: Overview

Nina Dronkers, J. Ogar

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This article provides an overview of the major types of aphasias, or language disorders, which can occur after injury to the brain. Seven forms of aphasia resulting from vascular disease and three types of primary progressive aphasias arising from neurodegenerative disease are described. Behavioral deficits and regions of the brain associated with each form of aphasia are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Broca
  • Language
  • Language disorders
  • Speech
  • Speech disorders
  • Wernicke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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