Language Pathology
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Language pathologies are distinguished from speech pathologies in that the former are concerned with dysfunctions of the symbolic linguistic system, including manifestations of the deficit in all modes of language use such as writing, reading, speech, hearing, and signing (e.g. aphasia, dyslexia, agraphia), while the latter are concerned with the use of sounds without any reference necessarily to meaning or phonology (e.g. aphonia, stuttering, or hearing impairment). …

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Sabah M.Z. Safi, “Language Pathology”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 23 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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