Dissociations between language and cognition: Cases and implications

@article{Curtiss1981DissociationsBL,
  title={Dissociations between language and cognition: Cases and implications},
  author={Susan Curtiss},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={1981},
  volume={11},
  pages={15-30}
}
  • S. Curtiss
  • Published 1 March 1981
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
An important issue for the cognitive sciences is whether grammar is to any nontrivial extent an autonomous cognitive system. Current cognitive hypotheses of language acquisition would argue against an autonomous linguistic system and would support the notion that language emerges from more general cognitive knowledge and is throughout its development fundamentally tied to a nonlinguistic cognitive base. This paper explores this issue and presents data from case studies of children showing clear… Expand
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