'Language, Interaction and Frontotemporal Dementia represents a wonderful example of neuroanthropological research, mixing together insights from neurology, linguistics and anthropology to examine a specific problem, and doing ethnographic research that is informed by ideas about how neural functions shape language use, social interactions and this particular type of dementia. I also deeply appreciate the mix of theoretical and applied work.' Daniel Lende, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Public Library of Science Blogs, October 14, 2010
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About the Author
Andrea W. Mates (UCLA, Applied Linguistics) co-authored The Interactional Instinct along with Namhee Lee, John Schumann, Anna Dina L. Joaquin, and Lisa Mikesell. Lisa Mikesell (UCLA, Applied Linguistics) is the editor of Issues in Applied Linguistics, the journal of the Department of Applied Linguistics at UCLA, and was selected as a recipient of a dissertation fellowship by the American Association for University Women (AAUW) for 2008-2009 to continue her work on frontotemporal dementia. Michael Sean Smith (UCLA, Applied Linguistics) focuses his work on Talk-in-Interaction and applying it with neurologically-impaired populations.