Thomas, Michael S.C. (2005) Characterising compensation. Cortex 41 (3), pp. 434-442. ISSN 0010-9452.
This article considers Ullman and Pierpont’s Procedural Deficit theory of Specific Language Impairment (SLI). The theory represents an innovative attempt to fill the gap between brain and cognition in SLI, and has the potential to explain the non-linguistic as well as linguistic deficits seen in this disorder. The theory is reviewed with regard to: (1) the claims it makes on the domain-specificity of language structures; (2) the falsifiability conditions of the theory; (3) the level of detail at which compensatory processes are specified; and (4) from a computational perspective, whether the inferences that the theory draws from uneven behavioural impairments to underlying structural deficits are necessary ones.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||developmental disorders, compensation, Specific Language Impairment, past tense, computational modelling, connectionism|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences|
|Research Centre:||Educational Neuroscience, Centre for, Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Hall|
|Date Deposited:||17 Apr 2012 13:57|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2016 11:15|
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