Specific language impairment as a period of extended optional infinitive.

@article{Rice1995SpecificLI,
  title={Specific language impairment as a period of extended optional infinitive.},
  author={M. Rice and K. Wexler and P. Cleave},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  year={1995},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          850-63
        }
}
  • M. Rice, K. Wexler, P. Cleave
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of speech and hearing research
  • English-speaking children with specific language impairment (SLI) are known to have particular difficulty with the acquisition of grammatical morphemes that carry tense and agreement features, such as the past tense -ed and third-person singular present -s. In this study, an Extended Optional Infinitive (EOI) account of SLI is evaluated. In this account, -ed, -s, BE, and DO are regarded as finiteness markers. This model predicts that finiteness markers are omitted for an extended period of time… CONTINUE READING
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