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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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    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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Educational Neuroscience, Centre for, Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 13:55
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:53


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