Beyond Language Vol. 3 premiere

Diagnosing Dysarthria in Adults:
A New Speech Assessment Method
for Polish, English, and Spanish

August 21, 2020 sees the third volume in the Beyond Language series. This particular publication will be of interest to diagnosticians, clinical speech pathologists, linguists, and all those who need to know (1) how damage to the nervous system influences the entire speech mechanism of adults, thus impairing their oral communication, and ‒ more importantly ‒ (2) how acute awareness of speech changes may help pinpoint the specific type of speech disorder and contribute to an earlier diagnosis of a neurodegenerative disease.


Our newest addition to the BL series undertakes a scholarly yet hands-on discussion going well beyond language as such:

Diagnosing Dysarthria in Adults:
A New Speech Assessment Method
for Polish, English, and Spanish

by Izabela Gatkowska

Illustrated by adults, speech systems, neurons and damaged nerves, the book puts together diagnostic tasks yielding “valuable information, which, like a puzzle, completes the image of pathological changes in the patient’s speech to be pieced together, providing a reliable diagnosis.”


Izabela Gatkowska is a linguist, professor at the second oldest university in Central Europe, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, where she holds a position of acting head of Department of Computational Linguistics and head of Electronic Information Processing studies (EPI). She also serves as reviewer of the Polish-American Fulbright Commission.

Prof. Gatkowska researches lexical semantics, computer and neurolinguistics, and speech disorders. Her publications include numerous articles and a few monographs on language awareness, cognitive foundations of information processing, naming emotions, human association network, and human association norm.

Izabela Gatkowska

Upon collaboration on aphasia and dysarthria with neurologists at the Neurology Department, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, she designed a new Speech Assessment Method of diagnosing dysarthria in adults. Other interdisciplinary teams she was on investigated fMRI attention and, most recently, a cyclical experiment of free word associations (with 900 participants), which resulted in creating an experimental lexical network of the Polish language.


The Beyond Language (BL) series originated in one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Poland, Wrocław, and extended far beyond, to the United States and the global world. Our authors, researchers and scholars in every discipline are grounded with one foot in centuries of world class contributions and the other in cutting edge research and innovation.


Volume 1: Piotr P. Chruszczewski, Aleksandra Knapik (eds.) (2018) Między Tekstem a Kulturą. Z Zagadnień Przekładoznawstwa [Beyond Text and Culture: On Translation Studies]. San Diego, CA: Æ Academic Publishing.
Volume 2: Aleksandra R. Knapik (2019) A Study of Jamaican Creole Proverbs from the Perspective of Contact Linguistics. San Diego, CA: Æ Academic Publishing.
Volume 3: Izabela Gatkowska (2020) Diagnosing Dysarthria in Adults: A New Speech Assessment Method for Polish, English, and Spanish. San Diego, CA: Æ Academic Publishing.
Volume 4: Anna Drogosz (2019) A Cognitive Semantics Approach to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. San Diego, CA: Æ Academic Publishing.