Modality and Morphology

  title={Modality and Morphology},
  author={Brenda Rapp and Simon Fischer-Baum and Michele Miozzo},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={892 - 902}
Written language is an evolutionarily recent human invention; consequently, its neural substrates cannot be determined by the genetic code. How, then, does the brain incorporate skills of this type? One possibility is that written language is dependent on evolutionarily older skills, such as spoken language; another is that dedicated substrates develop with expertise. If written language does depend on spoken language, then acquired deficits of spoken and written language should necessarily co… 

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