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What is typical language development?

Thomas, Michael S.C. and Karaminis, T.N. and Knowland, Victoria C.P. (2010) What is typical language development? Language Learning and Development 6 (2), pp. 162-169. ISSN 1547-5441.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15475441003649035

Abstract

In light of Musolino, Chunyo, and Landau's recent findings and conclusions regarding syntax comprehension in Williams Syndrome (this issue), we first review the criteria used to determine whether the development of language is typical or atypical and, second, consider our current understanding of the causes of language delay. Given a certain set of theoretical assumptions (e.g., generative/modular), fairly poor performance can nevertheless be viewed as indicating typical development. Given other theoretical assumptions (e.g., a neuroconstructivist view of constrained development), the same data can be viewed as indicative of atypicality.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 13:55
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2598

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