21. Can You Lose Language?
The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick
Daniel Kempler [+]
Daniel Kempler is Professor Emeritus at Emerson College, and trained as a linguist and speech-language pathologist. His research has focused on neurologically based communication disorders and he has published widely on aphasia, dementia, Parkinson's disease and is the author of Neurocognitive Disorders in Aging (2005). His teaching and clinical work has emphasized voice disorders. He has held the positions of Chief of Speech Pathology at USC and Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College.
Mira Goral [+]
City University of New York
Mira Goral, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College and the Executive Officer of the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. She is also an Adjunct Professor at The Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, the University of Oslo. She has published journal articles and book chapters in the areas of bilingualism, multilingualism, aphasia, language attrition, and language and cognition in aging, and has co-edited two books, Aspects of Multilingual Aphasia (2012) and Bilingualism: A Framework for Understanding the Mental Lexicon (2017).
This chapter addresses language loss as the result of a neurological condition, such as aphasia and dementia, as well as the loss of one’s first language as a result of migration and/or increased dominance of another language.