Syntactic deficit in Down syndrome: More evidence for the modular organisation of language

@inproceedings{Perovic2006SyntacticDI,
  title={Syntactic deficit in Down syndrome: More evidence for the modular organisation of language},
  author={Alexandra Perovic},
  year={2006}
}
This study reports on findings from an experimental investigation into the knowledge of binding (the module of grammar regulating the distribution of reflexives and pronouns), in a group of young adults with Down syndrome (DS). Participants with DS were found to have difficulties comprehending reflexives, but not pronouns. In contrast with pronouns, which are interpreted by invoking extra-syntactic mechanisms, the interpretation of reflexives depends on a syntactic relation between the… CONTINUE READING

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