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Fri Feb 26 2010

Books: Language Acquisition/Psycholinguistics/Syntax: Fiorin

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        1.    MariĆ«tte Bonenkamp, Meaning and Dyslexia: Fiorin

Message 1: Meaning and Dyslexia: Fiorin
Date: 24-Feb-2010
From: Mariƫtte Bonenkamp <lotuu.nl>
Subject: Meaning and Dyslexia: Fiorin
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Title: Meaning and Dyslexia
Subtitle: A study on pronouns, aspect, and quantification
Series Title: LOT dissertation series 235
Published: 2010
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
                http://www.lotpublications.nl/

Author: Gaetano Fiorin
Paperback: ISBN: 9789460930171 Pages: Price: ----
Abstract:

This study is on the relation between developmental dyslexia and language
comprehension. It provides novel evidence that children with dyslexia
experience difficulties in the comprehension of sentences containing
ambiguous pronouns, imperfective sentences, and sentences containing a
universal quantifier. This evidence is used to formulate an hypothesis
about the cognitive impairment underlying dyslexia. The result is the
verbal Working Memory Deficit Hypothesis, according to which dyslexia is
associated with a deficit affecting the verbal component of the Working
Memory system. The study capitalizes on insights from both formal
linguistics and developmental psychology. It is thus of interest to
psychologists as well as to formal linguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Neurolinguistics
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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