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Constraints on language development: insights from developmental disorders

Thomas, Michael S.C. (2005) Constraints on language development: insights from developmental disorders. In: Fletcher, P. and Miller, J. (eds.) Developmental Theory and Language Disorders. Trends in Language Acquisition Research 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins, pp. 11-34. ISBN 9789027234742.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: The chapters in this volume arise from presentations at a unique conference on typical and atypical language development held in Madison, USA in 2002. This joint meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, and the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders brought together – for the first time in such large numbers – researchers from these two distinct but related fields. The week-long schedule of the conference allowed for an in-depth interrogation of their theoretical positions, methodologies and findings. In the contributions to this volume we have put together a carefully selected set of papers which from various perspectives explore the linkage between developmental theory and language impairment, and at the same time illustrate the effects of distinct conditions – hearing loss, autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome and specific language impairment – on the communication abilities of affected individuals. An introductory chapter, and a detailed summary which picks up recurring themes in the chapters, complete the volume.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Sarah Hall
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 09:14
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:22
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4680

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