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Author Tager-Flusberg, Helen

Title Constraints on Language Acquisition : Studies of Atypical Children
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014


Description 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; 1 Contributions to the Field of Language Acquisition from Research on Atypical Children; 2 The Central Problem of Functional Categories in the English Syntax of Oral Deaf Children; 3 Morphology in a Child with a Congenital, Left-Hemisphere Brain Lesion: Implications for Normal Acquisition; 4 Language Development After Early Unilateral Brain Injury: A Replication Study; 5 The Course of Language Learning in Children with Down Syndrome: Longitudinal and Language Level Comparisons with Young Normally Developing Children
6 A Case Study of Dissociations Between Language and Cognition7 Exceptional Cases of Language Development in Mental Retardation: The Relative Autonomy of Language as a Cognitive System; 8 Dissociations in Form and Function in the Acquisition of Language by Autistic Children; 9 The Interdependence of Social, Cognitive, and Linguistic Development: Evidence from a Visually Impaired Child; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary After decades of research most scholars generally agree that language acquisition is a complex and multifaceted process that involves the interaction of innate biologically-based mechanisms devoted to language, other non-linguistic cognitive and social mechanisms, linguistic input, and information about the social and physical world. Theoretical work in the field of language acquisition now needs to focus in greater depth and detail on some specific aspects of this general model, which is the main goal of this book. The chapters in this volume provide some new insights into one of the most rem
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317783800