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Exploring musical cognition in children with specific language impairment

@inproceedings{Fancourt2013ExploringMC,
  title={Exploring musical cognition in children with specific language impairment},
  author={Amy Fancourt},
  year={2013}
}
This aim of this thesis was to investigate musical cognition in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and typical development. The studies carried out utilised a combination of standardised assessments and experimental measures to investigate low-level perceptual to higher-order musical competencies. The theoretical framework motivating the studies comes from three broad theoretical accounts that differentially accentuate the auditory processing, cognitive and linguistic deficits in… 
The human language system does not support music processing
TLDR
The mechanisms that process structure in language do not appear to support music processing, and individuals with aphasia who cannot judge sentence grammaticality perform well on melody well-formedness judgments.

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