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Theoretical perspectives on language deficits

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Agrammatism,
  • Psycholinguistics,
  • Neurolinguistics

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementYosef Grodzinsky.
SeriesIssues in the biology of language and cognition
LC ClassificationsRC425.5 .G76 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2216154M
ISBN 100262071231
LC Control Number89039398

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