Clinical markers for specific language impairment in Italian: The contribution of clitics and non-word repetition.

  title={Clinical markers for specific language impairment in Italian: The contribution of clitics and non-word repetition.},
  author={Umberta Bortolini and Barbara Arf{\'e} and Cristina M Caselli and Luisa Degasperi and Patricia Deevy and Laurence B. Leonard},
  journal={International journal of language & communication disorders},
  volume={41 6},
BACKGROUND The discovery of clinical markers for specific language impairment (SLI) in children can assist in the accurate identification of children with this disorder, and in a description of the disorder's phenotype for genetic study. One challenge to this type of research is the fact that languages vary in the most salient symptoms of SLI. This study focuses on Italian. AIMS To determine whether three measures--the use of third-person plural inflections, the use of direct-object clitics… CONTINUE READING
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