Suzanne Flynn

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The burgeoning role of technology in society has provided opportunities for the development of new means of communication for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This paper offers an organizational framework for describing traditional and emerging augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology, and highlights how tools within this(More)
Utilizing a retrospective chart review of 30 children who have been dually diagnosed with hearing loss and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), this study explores the process of arriving at the diagnosis of ASD in this population. Factors of interest include the age of ASD diagnosis in children who are deaf and hard of hearing, the types of professionals(More)
This article analyses the wh-scope-marking construction in Warlpiri. The literature on wh-scope-marking constructions in other languages debates the relative merits of two types of analyses—the direct-dependency account, which posits covert movement of an embedded wh-phrase to replace a matrix expletive, and the indirect-dependency account, which treats the(More)
  • Susan P. Gaskell, A. Rae Goodell, +9 authors Peter Elias
  • 2016
Preliminary versions of the two parts of our report are being distributed to the MIT community for corrections and comments. In the Fall we will make corrections and print a final version. That version will include a summary of comments with responses, and will be printed in Tech Talk. Many members of the MIT community assisted us in many ways. We would(More)
The observation that determiner phrases can act as indirect questions dates back to Baker (1968). Such determiner phrases are known as concealed questions (CQs). The sentences in (1) provide a few examples of CQs and help illustrate the intuitions about their meanings. (1) a. Kim knows the governor of California. b. Leslie has forgotten the capital of(More)
A fundamental question in language learning concerns the role of a speaker's first language in second language acquisition. We present a novel methodology for studying this question: analysis of eye-movement patterns in second language reading of free-form text. Using this methodology, we demonstrate for the first time that the native language of English(More)