ORA Article: "Grammatical difficulties in children with specific language impairment (SLI): is learning deficient?" - uuid:fda5afa6-392c-4f30-ac59-7dfcb3ce7e20

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Reference: Hsinjen Julie Hsu and D. V. M. Bishop, (2010). Grammatical difficulties in children with specific language impairment (SLI): is learning deficient?. Human Development, 53 (5), 264–277.

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Title: Grammatical difficulties in children with specific language impairment (SLI): is learning deficient?

Abstract: Theoretical accounts of grammatical limitations in specific language impairment (SLI) have been polarized between those that postulate problems with domain-specific grammatical knowledge, and those that regard grammatical deficits as downstream consequences of perceptual or memory limitations. Here we consider an alternative view that grammatical deficits arise when the learning system is biased towards memorization of exemplars, and is poor at extracting statistical dependencies from the input. We examine evidence that SLI involves deficits in extracting nonadjacent dependencies from input, leading to reliance on rote learning, and consider how far this may be part of a limitation of procedural learning, or a secondary consequence of memory limitations.


Publication status:Published
Peer Review status:Peer reviewed
Version:Updated Author's Original
About The Authors
institutionUniversity of Oxford
facultyMedical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
researchGroupOxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments (OSCCI)
fundingWellcome Trust
 
websitewww.psy.ox.ac.uk/oscci/
institutionUniversity of Oxford
facultyMedical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
researchGroupOxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments (OSCCI)
fundingWellcome Trust
 
Bibliographic Details
Publisher: Karger
Host: Human Development see more from them
Volume: 53
Issue: 5
Extent: 264–277
Issue Date: 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Doi: 10.1159/000321289
Issn: 0018-716X
Eissn: 1423-0054
Urn: uuid:fda5afa6-392c-4f30-ac59-7dfcb3ce7e20
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Type: Article: post-print;
Language: en
Version: Updated Author's Original
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