© 2002

Basic Functions of Language, Reading and Reading Disability

  • Evelin Witruk
  • Angela D. Friederici
  • Thomas Lachmann

Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. Lachmann, A. D. Friederici, E. Witruk
      Pages 3-7
    3. A. D. Friederici, T. Lachmann
      Pages 9-21
  3. Basic Functions of Language Acquisition and Language Comprehension

  4. Basic Functions of Reading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. M. S. Starr, G. Kambe, B. Miller, K. Rayner
      Pages 121-136
    3. R. Radach, A. Inhoff, D. Heller
      Pages 137-153
  5. Basic Functions of Reading Disability

About this book


The present book contains selected contributions from the international conference "Basic Mechanisms of Language and Language Disorders". This conference was held in Leipzig in September 1999, and was organized by the Department of Psychology at the University of Leipzig in collaboration with the Max-Planck­ Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. It was held to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the foundation of the world's first institute of experimental psychology by Wilhelm Wundt in Leipzig. This edition examines new results from different fields of psychology and neuro­ psychology of language, reading, and reading disability. The presented book focuses on the following main topics: • BASIC FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION • BASIC FUNCTIONS OF READING • BASIC FUNCTIONS OF READING DISABILITY The title "Basic Functions of Language, Reading and Reading disability" expresses the interdisciplinary character of the book. It aims not only at bringing together different theoretical approaches, but also at connecting these approaches with applied work. Since it is necessary to understand basic functions of language and reading in order to understand reading disability, the present book strives to foster a scientific exchange, and to promote the emergence of synergy effects between the different fields.


Cognitive Neuroscience Sprachentwicklungsstörungen anatomy attention language acquisition neurobiology neurophysiology neuroscience physiology psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Evelin Witruk
    • 1
  • Angela D. Friederici
    • 2
  • Thomas Lachmann
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck Institute of Cognitive NeuroscienceLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Basic Functions of Language, Reading and Reading Disability
  • Editors Evelin Witruk
    Angela D. Friederici
    Thomas Lachmann
  • Series Title Neuropsychology and Cognition
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-7027-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5350-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-1011-6
  • Series ISSN 0927-0116
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 377
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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