Feature-blind grammar and dysphasia

  title={Feature-blind grammar and dysphasia},
  author={Myrna Gopnik},
  • M. Gopnik
  • Published 19 April 1990
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature

Investigating grammatical complexity in Gulf Arabic speaking children with specific language impairment (SLI)

The definitions of SLI and the various theories put forward to account for the deficits seen in this population of Gulf-Arabic speaking children are discussed, and two experiments investigating syntactic and phonological complexity in GA speaking children with SLI are reported on.

Spesifieke Taalgestremdheid En Taalwetenskaplike Teorie: 'N Evaluerende Oorsig

Alhoewel spesifieke taalgestremdheid (STG) nie 'n nuwe studieveld is nie, is die ontwikkeling van teoretiese verklarings vir STG wel 'n relatief onlangse fokus binne hierdie veld. Tans is daar twee

The use of subject–verb agreement and verb argument structure in monolingual and bilingual children with specific language impairment

Findings indicate that subject–verb agreement and verb argument structure are both affected in SLI, but not more severely in bilinguals than in monolinguals.

Three Myths from the Language Acquisition Literature

In this paper, introductory comments on the nature-nurture distinction are offered (including interactionism, and the nativists’ claim to have found a gene for language).

Genetics of language

The first data from molecular genetic studies showing association between gene variants and language disorders (specific language impairment, speech sound disorder, developmental dyslexia), the biological function of these genes are discussed, and the more general question of how the human genome builds a brain that can learn a language is reviewed.

Language features in a mother and daughter of a chromosome 7;13 translocation involving FOXP2.

T and B's pattern of relative strengths and weaknesses across their cognitive and language performance was found to be similar to descriptions of the affected KE family members who have a mutation within FOXP2.


The main objective of this article is to discuss a number of topics concerning the significance of F0X2 with regard to language and language development.

A Grammatical Specific Language Impairment in Children: An Autosomal Dominant Inheritance?

The results are consistent with a genetic basis underlying Grammatical SLI: the pattern of impairment in the SLI probands' relatives is consistent with an autosomal dominant genetic inheritance and the gene does not appear to be sex-linked.

Inflectional morphology in a family with inherited specific language impairment

Abstract The production of regular and irregular past tense forms was investigated among the members of an English-speaking family with a hereditary disorder of language. Unlike the control subjects,

Common Genetic Variants in FOXP2 Are Not Associated with Individual Differences in Language Development

It is concluded that while genetic variants in FOXP2 may be significant for rare forms of language impairment, they do not contribute appreciably to individual variation in the normal range as found in the general population.



The Assessment of Bilingual Aphasia

The Bilingual Aphasia Test is a comprehensive language test designed to assess the differential loss or sparing of various language functions in previously bilingual individuals. The individual is

The grammatical characterization of developmental dysphasia

This paper deals with child-language-acquisition disorders in the area of grammar, and it presents some of the results from our research study on developmental dysphasia in German children. An