What is typical language development?

Thomas, Michael, Karaminis, Themis and Knowland, Victoria (2010) What is typical language development? Language Learning and Development. ISSN 1547-5441 DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/15475441003649035

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In light of Musolino, Chunyo and Landau’s findings and conclusions regarding syntax comprehension in Williams syndrome (this issue), we review the criteria used to determine whether the development of language is typical or atypical and 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
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Psychology
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 15:20
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10230

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