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Approximately five percent of all children are born with the disorder known as specific language impairment (SLI). These children show a significant deficit in spoken language ability with no obvious accompanying condition such as mental retardation, neurological damage, or hearing impairment. Children with Specific Language Impairment covers all aspects of SLI, including its history, possible genetic and neurobiological origins, and clinical and educational practice. The book highlights important research strategies in the quest to find the cause of SLI and to develop methods of prevention and treatment. It also explores how knowledge of SLI may add to our understanding of language organization and development in general.Leonard does not limit his study to English, but shows how SLI is manifested in speakers of other languages. Although his focus is on children, he also discusses adults who exhibited SLI as children, as well as parents of children with the disorder whose own language abilities became the object of study.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Part I. Foundations
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1 Introduction
  2. pp. 3-26
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  1. 2 Characterizing the Language Deficit: Basic Concepts
  2. pp. 27-40
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  1. Part II. Describing the Data: Linguistic and Nonlinguistic Findings
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. 3 The Language Characteristics of SLI: A Detailed Look at English
  2. pp. 43-88
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  1. 4 SLI Across Languages
  2. pp. 89-118
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  1. 5 Evidence from Nonlinguistic Cognitive Tasks
  2. pp. 119-132
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  1. 6 Auditory Processing and Speech Perception
  2. pp. 133-146
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  1. Part III. Nature and Nurture
  2. pp. 147-148
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  1. 7 The Genetics and Neurobiology of SLI
  2. pp. 149-162
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  1. 8 The Linguistic and Communicative Environment
  2. pp. 163-176
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  1. Part IV. Clinical Issues
  2. pp. 177-178
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  1. 9 Problems of Differential Diagnosis
  2. pp. 179-192
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  1. 10 The Nature and Efficacy of Treatment
  2. pp. 193-210
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  1. Part V. Theoretical Issues
  2. pp. 211-212
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  1. 11 SLI as a Defecit in Linguistic Knowledge
  2. pp. 213-236
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  1. 12 SLI as a Limitation in General Processing Capacity
  2. pp. 237-268
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  1. 13 SLI as a Processing Deficit in Specific Mechanisms
  2. pp. 269-278
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  1. Part VI. Conclusions
  2. pp. 279-280
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  1. 14 Why Study SLI Revisited
  2. pp. 281-286
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  1. References
  2. pp. 287-324
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  1. Name Index
  2. pp. 325-336
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 337-340
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780262278157
Related ISBN
9780262621366
MARC Record
OCLC
899263111
Pages
472
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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