This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
Language Acquisition in Bilingual and Atypical Populations: Focus on Developmental Comparisons
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A Special Issue ofLanguage Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics
Language Acquisition in Bilingual and Atypical Populations: Focus on Developmental Comparisons Guest-Edited by Tania Ionin
This Special Issue investigates the theoretical mechanisms behind language development in different populations, addressing such empirical research questions as: • How does age affect linguistic development? • Is cross-linguistic transfer attested for different types of populations, such as simultaneous vs. sequential bilinguals? • Is there a critical period for language acquisition, and does it affect development as well as ultimate attainment? • What are the relative contributions of cognitive vs. linguistic maturity in the development of children with SLI, cognitive impairments or autism? • Is the source of language difficulty or language breakdown different across populations?