Stephanie Durrleman

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BACKGROUND The few studies that have evaluated syntax in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have yielded conflicting findings: some suggest that once matched on mental age, ASD and typically developing controls do not differ for grammar, while others report that morphosyntactic deficits are independent of cognitive skills in ASD. There is a need for a better(More)
BACKGROUND According to the linguistic determinism approach, knowledge of sentential complements such as: John says that the earth is flat plays a crucial role in theory of mind (ToM) development by providing a means to represent explicitly people's mental attitudes and beliefs. This approach predicts that mastery of complements determines successful belief(More)
The role of syntax in belief attribution (BA) is not completely understood in healthy adults and understudied in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Embedded syntax could be useful either for the development of Theory of Mind (ToM) (Emergence account) or more generally over the lifespan (Reasoning account). Two hypotheses have been explored, one(More)
‘The most striking differences between the folk speech of Jamaica and the educated speech are not in the sounds, still less in the vocabulary – they are in the grammar, the functional patterns into which the words fall. It is also in this respect that the most fundamental influence from African backgrounds is to be seen, and that is why Jamaican folk speech(More)
Erratum to “Exploring links between language and cognition in autism spectrum disorders: Complement sentences, false belief, and executive functioning” [J. Commun. Disord. 54 (2015) 15–31] Stephaniea Durrlemana,b,, Julie Franck a Institute of Cognitive Science, CNRS, Lyon, France b Dept. of Linguistics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland c Dept. of(More)
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