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Assessing the Language Skills of African American English Child Speakers: Current Approaches and Perspectives  

Toya A. Wyatt

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of current as well as past special education regulations, litigation, professional association guidelines, clinical models, and best ... More

Bilingualism and Child Phonology  

Conxita Lleó

The present article poses some fundamental questions related to bilingualism and to the acquisition of two phonological components, by very young children. It discusses different types of ... More

Can Prototype Representations Support Composition And Decomposition?  

Lila R. Gleitman, Andrew C. Connolly, and Sharon Lee Armstrong

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
This article reviews two kinds of experimental evidence from laboratories that challenge the adequacy of prototypes for representing human concepts. First, experiments suggesting that ... More

Case in Language Production  

Alissa Melinger, Thomas Pechmann, and Sandra Pappert

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2012
Speech production involves the transformation of a to-be-expressed idea, or message, into lexical and grammatical content. Given the generally recognised separation of functional and ... More

Case in Lanuge Comprehension  

Markus Bader and Monique Lamers

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2012
Research on human language comprehension has been heavily influenced by properties of the English language. Since case plays only a minor role in English, its role for language ... More

Comparative Syntax and Language Disorders  

Arhonto Terzi

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2012
This article examines the relation between the study of comparative syntax and language disorders. It aims to demonstrate ways in which research on impaired language interacts with ... More

Connectionism, Dynamical Cognition, and Non-Classical Compositional Representation  

Terry Horgan

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
This article addresses the issue of compositionality of mental representations from the perspective of a foundational framework for cognitive science. The dynamical cognition framework (DC ... More

Experimental and Psycholinguistic Approaches  

Harald Baayen

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Sep 2014
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Mar 2015
This chapter provides a critical overview of experimental and computational research on the processing and representation of derived words. It begins with an introductory section ... More

Language Pathology  

Ianthi Tsimpli, Maria Kambanaros, and Kleanthes Grohmann

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Dec 2016
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Feb 2017
Universal Grammar (UG) denotes the species-specific faculty of language, presumed to be invariant across individuals. Over the years, it has shrunk from a full-blown set of principles and ... More

The Phonetics and Phonology of Bilingualism  

Miguel Simonet

This chapter provides a selective overview of recent research on the phonetics and phonology of bilingualism. The central idea put forth in the chapter is that, in bilingualism and ... More

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