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  1. paul, Williams Syndrome across Languages: Bartke, Siegmueller (Eds)

Message 1: Williams Syndrome across Languages: Bartke, Siegmueller (Eds)

Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 09:54:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: Williams Syndrome across Languages: Bartke, Siegmueller (Eds)

Title: Williams Syndrome across Languages
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 36

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

Book URL:

Editor: Susanne Bartke, University of Giessen
Editor: Julia Siegm�ller, University of Potsdam

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114945, Pages: xvi, 385 pp., Price: U.S. $ 138.00


Williams Syndrome (WS), aka Williams Beuren Syndrome, is a
developmental disorder that we know about for some forty years. The
cause for WS was detected only recently: a micro deletion on
chromosome 7, more specifically at the region of chromosome
7q11.23. The cognitive and behavioral profile in WS is characterized
by a marked discrepancy between verbal and non-verbal skills combined
with relatively spared linguistic skills. Recent research has shown
considerable progress defining the areas of intactness in linguistic
abilities. This volume builds on that research, giving an overview of
the psycholinguistic research undertaken and opening up new
perspectives and insights through new data and analyses. This book is
of interest to researchers of applied cognitive science and to
linguists more occupied with theoretical research.

Table of contents

Tables and figures vii 
List of contributors ix 
Williams syndrome: An introduction
Susanne Bartke and Julia Siegm�ller 1--6 
I. Phenotype and genotype in Williams syndrome 
Williams syndrome from a clinical perspective
Julia Siegm�ller and Susanne Bartke 9--37 
Genetics of Williams-Beuren syndrome
Karl-Heinz Grzeschik 39--59 
II. Language development and language competence in WS 
Relations between language and cognition in Williams syndrome
 Carolyn B. Mervis, Byron F. Robinson, Melissa L. Rowe, Angela
 M. Becerra and Bonita P. Klein-Tasman 63--92
Spared domain-specific cognitive capacities? Syntax and morphology in
 Williams syndrome and Down syndrome: 1
Chris Schaner-Wolles 93--124 
Phonological processing in Williams syndrome
Steve Majerus 125--142 
Fast mapping in Williams syndrome: A single case study
Marita B�hning, Franziska Starke and J�rgen Weissenborn 143--161 
Language in preschool Italian children with Williams and Down
Virginia Volterra, Olga Capirci, Maria Cristina Caselli and Stefano
 Vicari 163--186
Language in Hungarian children with Williams syndrome
�gnes Luk�cs, Csaba Pl�h and Mih�ly Racsm�ny 187--220 
Lexical and morphological skills in English-speaking children with
 Williams syndrome
Harald Clahsen, Melanie Ring and Christine Temple 221--244 
Regular and irregular inflectional morphology in German Williams
Martina Penke and Marion Krause 245--270 
Emergent linguistic competence in children with Williams syndrome: A
 study of Hebrew speaking toddlers
Yonata Levy 271--293 
Wh-questions in Greek children with Williams syndrome: A comparison
 with SLI and normal development
Stavroula Stavrakaki 295--318 
The comprehension of complex wh-questions in German-speaking
 individuals with WS: A multiple case study
Julia Siegm�ller and J�rgen Weissenborn 319--343 
Passives in German children with Williams syndrome
Susanne Bartke 345--370 
Index of tests 371 
Index of subjects

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

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