Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/75133
Title: Words and neuro-psychological disorders
Authors: Tay, D 
Issue Date: 2015
Source: In JR Taylor (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of the word, p.508-520. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2015
Abstract: Neuropsychological disorders provide an important perspective to our understanding of the nature of words. This chapter discusses words as both targets of and signposts to pathology, in the context of language and psychological disorders. The standard perspective of words as targets of pathology informs not only the construction of language processing models but also, as in the case of anomia, age-old philosophical debates about words and proper names. The perspective of words as signposts to pathology will be discussed with the specific example of metaphors used by patients of psychogenic seizures and delusional thoughts. Some potential directions on metaphor and corpus research in mental health discourse will be proposed.
Keywords: Language pathology
neuropsychological disorders
Processing models
Proper names
Anomia
Metaphor
Corpus research
Mental health discourse
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199641609
9780199641604
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199641604.013.40
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