LINGUIST List 28.1302

Thu Mar 16 2017

Qs: Linguistic Research on Dyslexia

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 16-Mar-2017
From: Gloria Cappelli <>
Subject: Linguistic Research on Dyslexia
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Most of the research published on dyslexia seems to be psycholinguistic or neurolinguistic in nature. Not many studies are, to the best of my knowledge, carried out from a linguistic perspective. Moreover, most research in foreign language learning and dyslexia focuses on English. I was wondering whether there are other linguists out there studying dyslexia from a linguistic perspective (e.g. vocabulary knowledge and learning in people with dyslexia, pragmatic skills and dyslexia, language learning and dyslexia in languages other than English). Nowadays, we seem to have reached a good level of understanding of the cognitive and biological nature of the deficit, but its linguistic nature seems to be somewhat neglected in the literature. I would be very thankful if other linguists working in this field could point me towards studies in this area. Thank you.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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