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Cortical & Subcortical Dementias: A Psychoneurolinguistic Perspective
1. Sadeq Ali Saad Al-Yaari (Corresponding author); 2. Fayza Saleh Al Hammadi; 3. Salah Ayied Alyami.
1. Independent Researcher, Dept. of English, College of Arts, King Saud University (KSU) Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2. Associate prof., Dept. of English, College of Arts, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 3. Assistant professor, Dept. of English, Dammam College of Technology, Dammam University Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Background: A rapidly increasing number of studies that focus on the relationship between
language and cortical (CD) and subcortical dementias (SCD) have recently shown that such
correlation is existent. Mounting evidence suggests that cognitive impairments should be
investigated against language disorders.
Aims: This study aims at investigating how language is associated with dementia diseases
namely CD &SCD in light of psychoneurolinguistic approach.
Method: Data from multiple sources (e.g., theses, dissertations, articles, researches, medical
records, direct testing, staff reports, and client observations) have been integrated to provide a
detailed analysis of the relationship between language and CD & SCD. The researchers
identified over 20 most of dementia types, and described them. Having the collected and
described data, the researchers then analyzed these data independently to see to what extent CD & SCD are involved in matters concerning language.
Results: Results of the present study demonstrate that language and CD & SCD are
undoubtedly correlated with each other. The loss of the ability of some organs to perform
certain functions (due to any of the dementia disease) results in no way to the loss of some
language aspects and /or speech skills. In clearer term, it is rare to find a patient with
dementia who is not suffering from partial or complete linguistic difficulties. Many deficits
run through current interpretation of linguistic disorders: language disorders, speech disorders,
articulation disorders, or voice disorders.
Cortical Dementia, Subcortical Dementia, diseases, Psychoneurolinguistics, language, impairments, relationship
Date Deposited : 25 Apr 2014 15:48
Official URL: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/article/view/3065/2610
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Volume 1, Number 2, - 2014 , ISSN 2325-0887
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