Name:  David Caplan, M.D., Ph.D. 
MGH Appointment:  Neurologist 
HMS Appointment: Professor of Neurology 
MGH Address: VBK 827 
MGH Phone Number:  726-3274 
Patient Office Phone Number:  726-5533 
Patient Office Location:  ACC 835 
E-Mail Address: 
Fax Number: 726-6991 
Undergraduate Education:  MIT 
Graduate And/Or Medical School:  McGill 
Residencies And Fellowships:  Harvard Longwood Neurology Program 
Foreign Language Spoken:  French 
Certification By An American Specialty Board:  ABPN 
Primary Specialty:  Neurology 
Other Specialties:
Research Interests:  Aphasia; Neuropsychology, Language Disorders. 
Clinical Interests:  Telencephalic Disease, Stroke, CHI 
Representative Publications:
D. Caplan; Neurolinguistics and Linguistic Aphasiology, Cambridge
University Press, 1987 
D. Caplan: Language Structure, Processing and Disorders, MIT Press, 1992



Biological Perspectives on Language
by David Caplan (Editor), Andre Roch Lecours (Editor), Alan Smith (Editor)



Book Description
Profoundly influenced by the analyses of contemporary linguistics, these original contributions bring a number of different views to bear on important issues in a controversial area of study. The linguistic structures and language-related processes the book deals with are for the most part central (syntactic structures, phonological representations, semantic readings) rather than peripheral (acoustic-phonetic structures and the perception and production of these structures) aspects of language. Each section of the book has a summarizing introduction.

Language : Structure, Processing, and Disorders (Issues in the Biology of Language and Cognition)

Editorial Reviews
From Book News, Inc. , November 1, 1992
The author, a neurologist, presents the theoretical underpinnings of recent linguistic and psycholinguistic research on language disorders in adults with neurological disease. Although intended for clinicians (and for researchers in experimental psychology, linguistics, and related fields), this synopsis is not a guide to clinical practice; its emphasis is concepts and models, with chapters organized around basic linguistic processes. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
I do not know of any other work that approaches the scope and detail of the Caplan book for introductory treatment of contemporary language processing theory in the study of language disorders....This is a very good book, thoughtfully developed for its audience, and it will serve that audience well." -- Merrill Garrett, Contemporary Psychology
This theoretical guide for speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, and cognitive psychologists describes the linguistic and psycholinguistic bases of aphasias that are a result of acquired neurological disease. Chapters are organized around basic linguistic processes such as spoken word recognition, semantics, spoken word production, reading and writing of single words, and more complex processes such as sentence production and discourse structures.

About the Author
David Caplan is Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Communication at Boston University, Associate Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.