Acquired impairments in reading / Jeremy J. Purcell, Teresa M. Schubert, and Argye E. Willis -- Neuroanatomical aspects of reading / Kyrana Tsapkini and Argye E. Hillis -- Clinical diagnosis and treatment of reading disorders / Rhonda B. Friedman and Susan Nitzberg Lott -- Uncovering the cognitive architecture of spelling / Brenda Rapp and Simon Fischer-Baum -- Neuroanatomical correlates of spelling and writing / Steven Z. Rapcsak and Pélagie M. Beeson -- Clinical diagnosis and treatment of spelling disorders / Pélagie M. Beeson and Steven Z. Rapcsak -- The cognitive processes underlying naming / Donna C. Tippett and Argye E. Hillis -- The neural mechanisms underlying naming / David Race and Argye E. Hillis -- Clinical diagnosis and treatment of naming disorders / Anastasia M. Raymer -- Semantic memory / Elaine Funnell and Bonnie Breining -- Neural substrates of semantics / Rajani Sebastian and Argye E. Hillis -- Diagnosis and treatment of semantic impairments / Sofia Vallila-Rohter and Swathi Kiran -- Models of speech processing / Michael Grosvald, Martha W. Burton, and Steven L. Small -- Neurobiological bases of auditory processing / Deepti Ramadoss and Dana Boatman -- Diagnosis and treatment of auditory disorders / Stephanie Nagle, Deepti Ramadoss, and Dana Boatman -- Sentence comprehension deficits : independence and interaction of syntax, semantics, and working memory / Randi C. Martin and Yingying Tan -- Models of sentence production / Cynthia K. Thompson, Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah, and Jiyeon Lee -- The neural basis of syntactic processing : a critical review / David Caplan -- Assessment and treatment of sentence processing disorders / Jane Marshall -- How can connectionist cognitive models of language inform models of language rehabilitation? / Nadine Martin, Matti Laine, and Trevor A. Harley -- Biological approaches to treatment of aphasia / David A. Llano and Steven L. Small -- Transcranial direct current stimulation and aphasia therapy post stroke / Jenny Crinion -- A focus on life participation / Jacqueline J. Hinckley and Audrey L. Holland -- The nature and implications of right hemisphere language disorders / Connie A. Tompkins, Chia-Ming Lei, and Alexandra Zezinka -- Prosody and the aprosodias / Donna C. Tippett and Elliott Ross.Includes bibliographical references and index.The handbook of adult language disordersis the essential guide to the scientific and clinical tenets of aphasia study and treatment. It focuses on how language breaks down after focal brain damage, what patterns of impairment reveal about normal language, and how recovery can be optimally facilitated. It is unique in that it reviews studies from the major disciplines in which aphasia research is conducted--cognitive neuropsychology, linguistics, neurology, neuroimaging, and speech-language pathology--as they apply to each topic of language. For each language domain, there are chapters devoted to theory and models of the language task, the neural basis of the language task (focusing on recent neuroimaging studies) and clinical diagnosis and treatment of impairments in that domain. In addition, there is broad coverage of approaches to investigation and treatment from leading experts, with several authors specializing in two or more disciplines. This second edition focuses on characterizing the cognitive and neural processes that account for each variant of aphasia as a first step toward developing effective rehabilitation, given that aphasia is one of the most common and disabling consequences of stroke.