The Concise Encyclopedia Of Language Pathology

Author by : Franco Fabbro
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Publisher by : Pergamon
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Description : This work will provide readers with uniquely systematic coverage of the field of speech and language pathology. Taking as its starting point the highly successful Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, the book comprises selected updates from the original work combined with a high proportion of newly commissioned material which together give a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in speech and language pathology. The work is the most up-to-date and detailed reference available in this field. The book addresses all main aspects related to speech and language comprehension and production, both in children and in normal adults. It also presents in a systematic way disorders of speech and language due to developmental and acquired causes, the most common forms of treatment and their degree of efficacy.


The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia Of Psychology And Behavioral Science

Author by : W. Edward Craighead
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Edited by high caliber experts, and contributed to by qualityresearchers and practitioners in psychology and relatedfields. Includes over 500 topical entries Each entry features suggested readings and extensivecross-referencing Accessible to students and general readers Edited by two outstanding scholars and clinicians


A History Of Language Philosophies

Author by : Lia Formigari
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Publisher by : John Benjamins Publishing
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Description : Theory and history combine in this book to form a coherent narrative of the debates on language and languages in the Western world, from ancient classic philosophy to the present, with a final glance at on-going discussions on language as a cognitive tool, on its bodily roots and philogenetic role. An introductory chapter reviews the epistemological areas that converge into, or contribute to, language philosophy, and discusses their methods, relations, and goals. In this context, the status of language philosophy is discussed in its relation to the sciences and the arts of language. Each chapter is followed by a list of suggested readings that refer the reader to the final bibliography. About the author: Lia Formigari, Professor Emeritus at University of Rome, La Sapienza. Her publications include: Language and Experience in XVIIth-century British Philosophy. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: J. Benjamins, 1988; Signs, Science and Politics. Philosophies of Language in Europe 1700–1830. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: J. Benjamins, 1993; La sémiotique empiriste face au kantisme. Liège: Mardaga, 1994.


The Concise Encyclopedia Of Applied Linguistics

Author by : Carol A. Chapelle
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Offers a wide-ranging overview of the issues and research approaches in the diverse field of applied linguistics Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that identifies, examines, and seeks solutions to real-life language-related issues. Such issues often occur in situations of language contact and technological innovation, where language problems can range from explaining misunderstandings in face-to-face oral conversation to designing automated speech recognition systems for business. The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics includes entries on the fundamentals of the discipline, introducing readers to the concepts, research, and methods used by applied linguists working in the field. This succinct, reader-friendly volume offers a collection of entries on a range of language problems and the analytic approaches used to address them. This abridged reference work has been compiled from the most-accessed entries from The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (www.encyclopediaofappliedlinguistics.com), the more extensive volume which is available in print and digital format in 1000 libraries spanning 50 countries worldwide. Alphabetically-organized and updated entries help readers gain an understanding of the essentials of the field with entries on topics such as multilingualism, language policy and planning, language assessment and testing, translation and interpreting, and many others. Accessible for readers who are new to applied linguistics, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics: Includes entries written by experts in a broad range of areas within applied linguistics Explains the theory and research approaches used in the field for analysis of language, language use, and contexts of language use Demonstrates the connections among theory, research, and practice in the study of language issues Provides a perfect starting point for pursuing essential topics in applied linguistics Designed to offer readers an introduction to the range of topics and approaches within the field, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics is ideal for new students of applied linguistics and for researchers in the field.


Concise Encyclopedia Of Special Education

Author by : Cecil R. Reynolds
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley and Sons
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Description : The Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fields of special education research and practice. Featuring reviews of assessment instruments and teaching approaches, legal issues, overviews of specific learning disabilities, dozens of biographies, and more, this complete desk reference is an indispensable guide for professionals, academics, and students alike. Named an American Library Association Top 25 Reference of the Year in its First Edition, The Concise Encyclopedia serves as an important reference for the education of handicapped and other exceptional children. Written and edited by highly regarded and respected experts in the fields of special education and psychology, this authoritative resource guide provides a reference base for educators as well as professionals in the areas of psychology, neuropsychology, medicine, health care, social work and law. Additionally, this acclaimed reference work is essential for administrators, psychologists, diagnosticians, and school counselors, as well as parents of the handicapped themselves. What's new in this edition Comprehensive coverage of new legislation such as Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Cultural competence in Special Education, including new material on culturally/linguistically diverse students Many new entries including notable biographies, new service delivery systems, special education laws, new assessment instruments, cross-cultural issues, neuropsychology, and use of the Internet in research and service delivery. Some of the topics covered Academic assessment Achievement tests Addictions Bilingual education Child and adolescent behavior management Counseling with individuals and families with disabilities Early childhood education Gifted education Intelligence tests Mathematics disabilities Psychoeducational methods Rehabilitation Socioeconomic status Special education parent and student rights Traumatic brain injury


Aphasia And Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Author by : Ilias Papathanasiou
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : "Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders is designed for the graduate course on Aphasia. Part 1 of the textbook covers aphasiology, while part 2 addresses related disorders. Overall, the textbook offers an overview of aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders by presenting important recent advances and clinically relevant information. It emphasizes Evidence Based Practice by critically reviewing the pertinent literature and its relevance for best clinical practices. Case studies in all clinical chapters illustrate key topics, and a "Future Directions" section in each chapter provides insight on where the field may be headed. The WHO ICF Framework is introduced in the beginning of the text and then reinforced and infused throughout"--


Concise Encyclopedia Of Brain And Language

Author by : Harry A. Whitaker
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Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : This volume descibes, in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, the field of neurolinguistics, the science concerned with the neural mechanisms underlying the comprehension, production and abstract knowledge of spoken, signed or written language. An edited anthology of 165 articles from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd edition, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience 4th Edition and Encyclopedia of the Neorological Sciences and Neurological Disorders, it provides the most comprehensive one-volume reference solution for scientists working with language and the brain ever published. Authoritative review of this dynamic field placed in an interdisciplinary context Approximately 165 articles by leaders in the field Compact and affordable single-volume format


The Handbook Of Language And Speech Disorders

Author by : Jack S. Damico
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : An authoritative overview of language and speech disorders, featuring new and updated chapters written by leading specialists from across the field The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders, Second Edition, provides timely and authoritative coverage of current issues, foundational principles, and new research directions within the study of communication disorders. Building upon the reputation of the landmark first edition, this volume offers an exceptionally broad and in-depth survey of the field, presenting original chapters by internationally recognized specialists that examine an array of language, speech, and cognitive disorders and discuss the most crucial aspects of this evolving discipline while providing practical information on analytical methods and assessment. Now in its second edition, the Handbook features extensively revised and refocused content throughout, reflecting the latest advances in the field. Original and updated chapters explore diverse topics including literacy and literacy impairments, patterns of normal and disordered language development, hearing impairment and cochlear implants, language acquisition and language delay, dementia, dysarthria, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and many others. This acclaimed single-volume reference resource: Provides 26 original chapters which describe the latest in new research and which indicate future research directions Covers new developments in research since the original publication of the first edition Features in-depth coverage of the major disorders of language and speech, including new insights on perception, hearing impairment, literacy, and genetic syndromes Includes a series of foundational chapters covering a variety of important general principles, including labelling, diversity, intelligibility, assessment, and intervention The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders, Second Edition, is essential reading for researchers, scholars, and students in speech and language pathology, speech, language and hearing sciences, and clinical llinguistics, as well as active practitioners and clinicians.


Concise Encyclopedia Of Philosophy Of Language And Linguistics

Author by : Alex Barber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : The application of philosophy to language study, and language study to philosophy, has experienced demonstrable intellectual growth and diversification in recent decades. Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics comprehensively analyzes and evaluates many of the most interesting facets of this vibrant field. An edited collection of articles taken from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, this volume acts as a single-stop desk reference resource for the field, comprising contributions from the foremost scholars of philosophy of linguistics in their various interdisciplinary specializations. From Plato's Cratylus to Semantic and Epistemic Holism, this fascinating work authoritatively unpacks the diverse and multi-layered concepts of meaning, expression, identity, truth, and countless other themes and subjects straddling the linguistic-philosophical meridian, in 175 articles and over 900 pages. Authoritative review of this dynamic field placed in an interdisciplinary context Approximately 175 articles by leaders in the field Compact and affordable single-volume format


Mind Learning And Knowledge In Educational Contexts

Author by : Elisa Frauenfelder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Press
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Description : Bioeducational sciences are a broad field of study, uniting concepts from many disciplines (education, psychology, and neuroscience). At the heart of bioeducational sciences lie the fundamental questions of mind-brain and nature-nurture relationships linked to educational practical aspects. Bioeducational sciences may have three main lines of research: 1. epigenetic perspectives: studies on filogenetic evolution (evolutionary perspectives) and mind/brain ontogenesis (ontogenetic perspectives); 2. biodynamic perspectives: analysis of biological bases of learning process (biological perspectives) and individual rethinking as a whole (whole organismic perspectives); 3.synergic perspectives: mind is distributed and situated and knowledge structures are embedded in domain specific contexts (cultural and domain specific perspectives). The aim of this volume is to identify key foundational questions and classical areas of study characterizing bioeducational sciences as a field of research that considers both the extent to which biologically prepared structures constrain individual cognitive functioning and the relations between individual cognitive development and cultural domains. Believing education part of the cultural elaboration process and recognizing the importance of neuroscience research findings for educational practice, this volume focuses on topics such as the epigenesis of mind, cognitive development, learning processes, knowledge structures, theories of mind and folk theories, interaction between emotion and cognition, cognition and metacognition, and between symbolic and biological systems, across various disciplines and through a cross-cultural perspective.


Number And Language Processing

Author by : Xavier Seron
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : There is psychological and neurobiological evidence that number and language processing present some specificities and may dissociate after brain damage. Furthermore, animals and babies seem to be able to discriminate small numerosities in a non-symbolic way. However, one of the specificities of the human species is the development of language and symbolic processes. The acquisition and development of arithmetic is thus bound to the acquisition of language and symbolic notations.In this special issue, the relationship between language and number processing is discussed through the examination of the similarities and divergences of language and number disorders in aphasic subjects, in patients with dementia, and in children with specific acquisition deficits. A separate contribution is also devoted to the rehabilitation of number and calculation deficits in brain-lesioned subjects.


Neurological Disorders

Author by : Thomas Brandt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gulf Professional Publishing
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Description : This single-volume reference covers the natural course, treatment, and management of all neurological diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord nerves and muscles. This comprehensive text reference seeks to assist physicians with treatment by providing an easy-to-use compendium covering the treatment and management of all neurological diseases along with details on the natural course of these diseases. Organized for ease of use and quick reference, each chapter presents a neurological disorder or key symptoms and systematically discusses the clinical syndrome and differential diagnosis, natural course, principles of therapy, and practical management of each. Key Features * Covers wide range of neurological conditions and potential treatments, including the evidence for and against each treatment * Describes the spontaneous course of neurological diseases along with discussion of the management of different stages and variants of a disorder * Presents special situations and exceptional cases in which alternative therapies should be considered


Greene And Mathieson S The Voice And Its Disorders

Author by : Lesley Mathieson
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This edition has been extensively rewritten in order to reflect the changes in clinical practice and learning methods which have taken place since the 5th edition was published. The seventeen chapters are divided into three sections: normal voice, descriptions of the various types of voice disorders, and the methods of treating abnormal voice. A profile summary of each voice disorder is provided for easy reference and comparison, and tables are used throughout the text. New laryngeal images and electroglottographic interpretations have also been included. The current emphasis on evidence-based practice is addressed in the review and descriptions of intervention strategies used in voice therapy.


Memory

Author by : Peter P. Deyn
Languange : en
Publisher by : ACCO
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The Corsini Encyclopedia Of Psychology

Author by : Irving B. Weiner
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Psychologists, researchers, teachers, and students need complete and comprehensive information in the fields of psychology and behavioral science. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Volume One has been the reference of choice for almost three decades. This indispensable resource is updated and expanded to include much new material. It uniquely and effectively blends psychology and behavioral science. The Fourth Edition features over 1,200 entries; complete coverage of DSM disorders; and a bibliography of over 10,000 citations. Readers will benefit from up-to-date and authoritative coverage of every major area of psychology.


Computational Neuroscience Models Of The Basal Ganglia

Author by : V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The book is a compendium of the aforementioned subclass of models of Basal Ganglia, which presents some the key existent theories of Basal Ganglia function. The book presents computational models of basal ganglia-related disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and addiction. Importantly, it highlights the applications of understanding the role of the basal ganglia to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. The purpose of the present book is to amend and expand on James Houk’s book (MIT press; ASIN: B010BF4U9K) by providing a comprehensive overview on computational models of the basal ganglia. This book caters to researchers and academics from the area of computational cognitive neuroscience.


Concise Encyclopedia Of Applied Linguistics

Author by : Margie Berns
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics formalizes, organizes and analyzes the relation of knowledge about language to decision-making in practice. It synthesizes research in psycholinguistics, educational linguistics and sociolinguistics, freely crossing subject fields to establish innovative and expert responses to some of the key debates in the field. Authored and compiled by leaders in their various specialties and collated and extensively re-edited from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, this collection will be an ideal one-stop desk reference solution for any linguistics professional and researcher interested in how language operates at the leading edge. Authoritative review of this dynamic field placed in an interdisciplinary context Over 100 articles by leaders in the field Compact and affordable single-volume format


Milestones In The History Of Aphasia

Author by : Juergen Tesak
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Milestones in the History of Aphasia surveys the history of aphasia from its earliest mentions in ancient times, to the turn of the new millennium in 2000. The book takes a predominantly chronological approach starting with an examination of the earliest medical documents and medieval attempts to understand aphasia, to the momentous events of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, up to the development of modern cognitive neuroscience in recent years. It traces the development of theory about and understanding of aphasia, and the role of significant individuals in this history. The result is a well illustrated introduction to the main events and personalities in the rich history of aphasia. This accessible book provides a unique insight into the fascinating development of research in aphasia. It will be of great interest to undergraduates and postgraduates, researchers, teachers and clinicians in psychology, speech and language pathology and therapy, neurology and linguistics.


Portraits Of The L2 User

Author by : Vivian Cook
Languange : en
Publisher by : Multilingual Matters
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Description : Portraits of the L2 User treats second language users in their own right rather than as failed native speakers. It describes a range of psychological and linguistic approaches to diverse topics about L2 users. It thus provides an innovative overview of current second language acquisition theories, results and methods, seen from a common perspective.


The Handbook Of The Neuroscience Of Multilingualism

Author by : John W. Schwieter
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The definitive guide to 21st century investigations of multilingual neuroscience The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of neurocognitive investigations of multiple-language speakers. Prominent scholar John W. Schwieter offers a unique collection of works from globally recognized researchers in neuroscience, psycholinguistics, neurobiology, psychology, neuroimaging, and others, to provide a multidisciplinary overview of relevant topics. Authoritative coverage of state-of-the-art research provides readers with fundamental knowledge of significant theories and methods, language impairments and disorders, and neural representations, functions, and processes of the multilingual brain. Focusing on up-to-date theoretical and experimental research, this timely handbook explores new directions of study and examines significant findings in the rapidly evolving field of multilingual neuroscience. Discussions on the bilingual advantage debate, recovery and rehabilitation patterns in multilingual aphasia, and the neurocognitive effects of multilingualism throughout the lifespan allow informed investigation of contemporary issues. Presents the first handbook-length examination of the neuroscience and neurolinguistics of multilingualism Demonstrates how neuroscience and multilingualism intersect several areas of research, such as neurobiology and experimental psychology Includes works from prominent international scholars and researchers to provide global perspective Reflects cutting-edge research and promising areas of future study in the dynamic field of multilingual neuroscience The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism is an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars in areas including multilingualism, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, and cognitive science. This versatile work is also an indispensable addition to the classroom, providing advanced undergraduate and graduate students a thorough overview of the field.


Cognitive Neurology

Author by : S. F. Cappa
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : The study of patients affected by disorders of the central nervous system is one of the crucial research methods for investigating the organization of cognitive functions in the brain. However, many clinicians remain unaware of the significant advances that have taken place in the field of cognitive neuroscience in the last decades. This book provides an introduction to the cognitive and behavioural aspects of the clinical practice of neurology. Cognitive Neurology will be essential for neurologists in training, who want to understand how the observations they make everyday in the clinic relate to the expanding knowledge about the organization of cognition and emotion in the human brain. It will also be of interest to psychologists,speech and language clinicians and rehabilitation specialists.


The Auditory Cortex

Author by : Peter Heil
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Understanding human hearing is not only a scientific challenge but also a problem of growing social and political importance, given the steadily increasing numbers of people with hearing deficits or even deafness. This book is about the highest level of hearing in humans and other mammals. It brings together studies of both humans and animals thereby giving a more profound understanding of the concepts, approaches, techniques, and knowledge of the auditory cortex. All of the most up-to-date procedures of non-invasive imaging are employed in the research that is described.


Library Journal

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.


The Neurobiology Of Learning

Author by : John H. Schumann
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book constitutes a timely contribution to the existing literature by presenting a relatively comprehensive, neurobiological account of certain aspects of second language acquisition. It represents the collaborative efforts of members of the Neurobiology of Language Research Group in the Applied Linguistics and TESL Department at UCLA. Members of the group are trained in neurobiology and then use this knowledge to develop biological accounts of various aspects of applied linguistics. The volume avoids the corticocentric bias that characterizes many brain-language publications--both cortical and subcortical structures receive their appropriate attention. In addition, it demonstrates that enough is presently known about the brain to inform our conceptualizations of how humans acquire second languages, thus, it provides a refreshingly novel, highly integrative contribution to the (second) language acquisition literature. The goal of the research program was based on the need to draw more links between the neurobiological mechanisms and second language acquisition. As such, the book promotes a neurobiology of language that starts with the brain and moves to behavior. The fundamental insights presented should guide second language acquisition researchers for years to come.


The Evolution Of Emotional Communication

Author by : Eckart Altenmüller
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : Why do we think that we can understand animal voices - such as the aggressive barking of a pet dog, and the longing meows of the family cat? Why do we think of deep voices as dominant and high voices as submissive. Are there universal principles governing our own communication system? Can we even see how close animals are related to us by constructing an evolutionary tree based on similarities and dissimilarities in acoustic signaling? Research on the role of emotions in acoustic communication and its evolution has often been neglected, despite its obvious role in our daily life. When we infect others with our laugh, soothe a crying baby with a lullaby, or get goose bumps listening to classical music, we are barely aware of the complex processes upon which this behavior is based. It is not facial expressions or body language that are affecting us, but sound. They are present in music and speech as "emotional prosody" and allow us to communicate not only verbally but also emotionally. This groundbreaking book presents a thorough exploration into how acoustically conveyed emotions are generated and processed in both animals and man. It is the first volume to bridge the gap between research in the acoustic communication of emotions in humans with those in animals, using a comparative approach. With the communication of emotions being an important research topic for a range of scientific fields, this book is valuable for those in the fields of animal behaviour, anthropology, evolutionary biology, human psychology, linguistics, musicology, and neurology.


Qur Anic Hermeneutics

Author by : Abdulla Galadari
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Qur'anic Hermeneutics argues for the importance of understanding the polysemous nature of the words in the Qur'an and outlines a new method of Qur'anic exegesis called intertextual polysemy. By interweaving science, history and religious studies, Abdulla Galadari introduces a linguistic approach which draws on neuropsychology. This book features examples of intertextual polysemy within the Qur'an, as well as between the Qur'an and the Bible. It provides examples that intimately engage with Christological concepts of the Gospels, in addition to examples of allegorical interpretation through inner-Qur'anic allusions. Galadari reveals how new creative insights are possible, and argues that the Qur'an did not come to denounce the Gospel–which is one of the stumbling blocks between Islam and Christianity–but only to interpret it in its own words. This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com.


Surgery For Snoring And Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Author by : Mario Fabiani
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kugler Publications
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Description : Introduction 'Bocca della Verità' or 'Mouth of Truth' is the logo of the Unit for the Study and Therapy of Sleep Respiratory Disorders at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'. It was chosen because its round shape with surprised expression, small nose and open mouth mirrors the typical face of a patient with OSAS (pre-therapy). The stone (diameter 1.75 m) in fact represents the face of a screaming faun and was originally found in the Mercury Temple area. According to popular legend, anyone putting his hand in the mouth will have it cut off if he has told a lie. When I first became involved in the field of OSAS about ten years ago, I had no idea that this activity would become foremost in both my professional and my academic life. My curiosity was aroused when a patient of mine, an extremely fat patient, whom I had been following for a long time regarding a hearing problem, asked me for a prescription for CPAP. He had read in a newspaper that this device could solve his nocturnal respiration and diurnal hypersomnolence problems. Suddenly, I was confronted with documentation on snoring, OSAS, polysomnography, upper airway surgery, and positive pressure devices. I was then, and still am now, a Professor of Audiology. Audiology was and still is the object of my love, but it is mainly a speculative discipline. It involves physics, electronics, psychology, rehabilitation, and great possibilities for basic research. However, only rarely does an audiological patient obtain full satisfaction clinically. Patients with neurosensorially-based deafness can be rehabilitated, but with difficulty; conductive hearing loss is light and recovers automatically in most cases; in a few cases, the patient can be packed up and delivered to the ear surgeon or audioprosthetic technician. Vertigo is dramatic, but recovers spontaneously or after long-term rehabilitation, or it is categorized as a neurological symptom. Tinnitus is frustrating and the audiologist centers most of his time and energy on trying to convince the patient to forget it. In fact, it is very rare to see a patient affected by an audiological disease recover after intervention by an audiologist. Furthermore, most patients are either very old or very young. With OSAS patients, things are very different. The patient is usually at the peak of his life; he has serious disturbances in his social, familial, and working spheres; he is sedentary and is often a manager with a disordered of lifestyle (does not partake in any sport; smokes and drinks too much), he has become irritable, apathetic, and is starting to worry about dying during the night or suffocating. He has been followed for years for his arterial hypertension and latent arrhythmia. He, or often she, is a snorer and, after complaints from their partner, sleeps in a separate room. His sex life is affected, and he often gets up during the night convinced that he has prostatic problems too. Unfortunately, for many years, no-one thought that these kinds of patients should consider consulting an otolaryngologist, and, at the same time, otolaryngologists never thought of taking care of this pathology. As soon I started to see the first cases and was able to solve their obstruction, the number of patients being referred grew dramatically, as did my skill in this field. It was a really rewarding job. After years of hyperspecialistic practice, I returned to patient care in its entirety. Sometimes, a simple intervention such as nasal septoplasy or tonsillectomy, i.e., one of those interventions so often underestimated by more expert colleagues, was able to solve some of the serious problems of life. In the meantime, specific new techniques came into being: radiofrequencies, oral appliances, diode lasers, tongue suspension devices, while, at the same time, diagnostic instrumentation such as polysomnography became more flexible and could more easy to be applied to obstructive disorders. By 1997, my department was in an uproar about OSAS since I had got most of my colleagues interested in becoming involved, and the first sponsor was my former chief, Roberto Filipo, who gave me his approval, space to work in, and encouragement to overcome all the problems. My other colleagues, and I would like to mention all of them here: Giorgio Bandiera, Maurizio Barbara, Gian Antonio Bertoli, Ferdinando D'Ambrosio, Elio De Seta, Simonetta Masieri, Antonio Minni, Simonetta Monini, Virgilio Pizzichetta, Mario Patrizi, Maurizio Saponara, and Antonino Sciuto, either directly or indirectly, also offered to put their experience into writing various sections for this book. A specific section was also organized at the Institute, and I was able to coordinate some of our residents who have recently taken on the task of apostles, spreading the knowledge they acquired on OSAS during their time with us to other hospitals in the region. I must mention them too, since very often they did most of the work, and in OSAS, that is a lot of work: Francesca Auriti, Angelo Clarici, Fulvio Di Fulvio, Arianna Mattioni, Angela Mollica, Maria Laura Panatta, Barbara Pichi, Raniero Pucci, Mario Rinaldi, Rocco Roma, Anna Sambito, Ilenia Schettino, Rocco Schettino, Emanuela Sitzia, Artur Zajmi, and others. The diagnosis and treatment of, and scientific research into, OSAS is a multidisciplinary task, and I succeeded in involving many professors from related disciplines at the hospital of the University 'La Sapienza': Carlo Cannella for Alimentation and Human Nutrition, Eugenio Gaudio for Anatomy, Giuseppe Calcagnini for Cardiology, Vincenzo Bonifacio and Debora Giannini for Endocrinology, Adolfo Francesco Attili for Gastroenterology, Franco Angelico for Internal Medicine, Giorgio Iannetti for Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Giuseppe Amabile for Neurology, Maria Pia Villa for Pediatrics, Alessandro Perrone and Ilio Cammarella for Pneumology, and Carlo De Dominicis for Urology. They used their experience in treating these patients and present their results in their contributions to this book. During the same period, the diagnosis and therapy of OSAS was spreading fast to all otolaryngological units at universities and hospitals throughout Italy. It was easy for me to share my enthusiasm, and thus we built up a network of close cooperation. Any otolaryngologist will know these contributors so well that it would be easy for him to find their papers in this book, but still I want to mention those who were closest in advising and helping me: Marco Fusetti from L'Aquila, Luigi D'Angelo and Vieri Galli from Naples, Pietro Ferrara, Riccardo Speciale and Salvatore Restivo from Palermo, Oskar Schindler from Turin, and Maurizio Maurizi and Vittorio Pierro from Rome. The time was now ripe to confront the world nomenclature on OSAS. The dream to share a rendezvous with all (or most of) the prominent people from all the disciplines involved in both the clinical and scientific research on OSAS was realized in 1997 at the 'ROMA OSAS - First International Conference on the Diagnosis and Therapy of Snoring and OSAS', which was followed by a second meeting in the year 2000, and a third in 2002. I only have to mention the names of the presidents of these conferences to testify to the high quality that was achieved: Giovanni Bonsignore, Gisle Djupesland, Roberto Filipo, Christian Guilleminault, Meir Kryger, Elio Lugaresi. It would be inappropriate to mention here only some of those who also took part, and there are too many to mention them all, since they are all equally important. I was very honored to ask them for and to receive papers for this book. Some of the abstracts presented at these conferences are also included in this book as highlights on various subjects, due to their particular relevance. And so, finally, you now know how this book was born. It is the collection of an enthusiastic beginner who persuaded his friends and/or colleagues from his department, his university, his country, and the entire scientific community, to submit papers on the basics and state-of-the-art of relevant topics regarding snoring and OSAS, which, hopefully, in its turn will help those other enthusiastic beginners who wish to improve their knowledge on the care of apneic patients. Also, even though many of the chapters are written by participants at the ROMA OSAS Conferences, this book is not an abstract volume of those meetings. It does, however, represent the scientific development unearthed on those occasions. For this reason, I think it would also be a valid textbook on OSAS from an otolaryngological point of view. After the many thanks due to the contributors, my final thanks must go to the person who had the patience to cooperate with me on the editorial work: Peter Bakker of Kugler Publications. My confrontations with him were often thorny, but we both had the same goal in mind: to offer you the best possible product. We hope that you will agree with us that this book will be a useful addition, both to your practice and to your continuing education. Mario Fabiani


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