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On the representation of language in the human brain

Harry A. Whitaker

On the representation of language in the human brain

problems in the neurology of language and the linguistic analysis of aphasia

by Harry A. Whitaker

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Published by Linguistic Research in Edmonton [Alta.], Champaign [Ill.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and languages -- Physiological aspects.,
  • Aphasia.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 214-224.

    Statementby Harry A. Whitaker.
    SeriesCurrent inquiry into language and linguistics 3
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP376 .W47
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 224 p.
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5692411M
    LC Control Number70028654

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