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

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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 inp...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Author's Original

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10.1159/000321289

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments (OSCCI)
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments (OSCCI)
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Hsinjen Julie Hsu
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Funding agency for:
D. V. M. Bishop
Publisher:
Karger Publisher's website
Journal:
Human Development Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
5
Pages:
264–277
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1423-0054
ISSN:
0018-716X
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uuid:fda5afa6-392c-4f30-ac59-7dfcb3ce7e20
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ora:5039

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