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Books: Language Acquisition: Rice, Warren

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Message 1: Developmental Language Disorders: Rice, Warren

Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:35:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: cathleenpetree <cathleenpetreeearthlink.net>
Subject: Developmental Language Disorders: Rice, Warren




Title: Developmental Language Disorders
Subtitle: From Phenotypes to Etiologies

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
		http://www.erlbaum.com/

Editor: Mabel L. Rice, University of Kansas
Editor: Steven F. Warren, University of Kansas

Hardback: ISBN: 080584662X, Pages: 410, Price: U.S. $ 89.95

			
Abstract:

This cutting edge, interdisciplinary volume, Developmental Language
Disorders: From Phenotypes to Etiologies, is the product of an ongoing
research conference sponsored by the Merrill Advanced Studies Center
of the University of Kansas. Edited by Mabel Rice and Steve Warren,
the book addresses the important advances in our understanding of
inherited and environmental components of language disorders in
children, including significant research in behavioral phenotypes,
associated neural processes, and the genetics of language
disorders. Further breakthroughs, however, are limited by the
fragmented manner in which findings in the scientific literature are
disseminated across the partitions of diagnostic categories of
affectedness. The mission to understand causes of shared variance
across behavioral phenotypes can only be accomplished by means of a
framework that explores the interface of genetics, brain, and the
environment using the multiple prisms of neuroscience, linguistics,
psychology, medicine, and communication disorders. The content of this
book provides that necessary interdisciplinary framework.

The chapter authors are scholars with active research programs funded
by the National Institutes of Health involving diverse clinical groups
of children with language impairments such as Down's Syndrome,
Williams Syndrome, fragile X, Specific Language Impairment, and
autism. In addition to comparative chapters of the clinical aspects of
these impairments, there are chapters devoted to methodological
issues, as well as, chapters on the role of intervention. The volume
concludes with a final chapter that discusses future directions for
research.

Developmental Language Disorders: From Phenotypes to Etiologies will
be an invaluable resource for researchers and doctoral programs in
cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, communication disorders,
psychology, and genetics.

ABOUT THE EDITORS

Mabel L. Rice, Ph.D., an international authority on child language
disorders and the genetics of language acquisition, is best known for
her research on the morphosyntax of children with Specific Language
Impairment. At the University of Kansas, Dr. Rice holds an endowed
chair in advanced studies and teaches in the Child Language Doctoral
Program and in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing. For 20
years, NIH has continuously funded her for peer-reviewed programmatic
research. Recently awarded a core grant by the National Institute on
Deafness and Communication Disorders at NIH, she established the
Center for Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders at
the University of Kansas.

Steven F. Warren, Ph.D., directs both the Schiefelbusch Institute for
Life Span Studies and the Kansas Mental Retardation and Developmental
Disabilities Research Center. He is also a Professor of Human
Development and Family Life. Prior to coming to the University of
Kansas in 1999, Dr. Warren served as Deputy Director and Professor of
Special Education at the John F. Kennedy Center for Human Development
at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Warren is internationally recognized for
his contributions to understanding language development in children
and for his leadership in the field of developmental disabilities.


Lingfield(s):	Language Acquisition
		Cognitive Science
		
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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