Chapter 10. Chomskyan Syntactic Theory and Language Disorders

  1. Martin J. Ball Head Past President2,
  2. Dr. Michael R. Perkins Professor founder member Vice-President3,
  3. Dr. Nicole Müller2 and
  4. Sara Howard Senior Lecturer speech-language therapist pathologist President3
  1. Harald Clahsen PhD

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch10

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

How to Cite

Clahsen, H. (2008) Chomskyan Syntactic Theory and Language Disorders, in The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (eds M. J. Ball, M. R. Perkins, N. Müller and S. Howard), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Düsseldorf, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135221

Online ISBN: 9781444301007

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Keywords:

  • syntax and semantics;
  • Chomsky's theory of generative grammar - human language as cognitive system;
  • agrammatic aphasia and SLI;
  • agrammatism in aphasia - disorder of language production;
  • Chomskyan Syntactic Theory and Language Disorders;
  • Specific Language Impairment (SLI);
  • Extended Optional Infinitive (EOI) hypothesis of Rice, Wexler and collaborators;
  • Unique Checking Constraint (UCC);
  • grammatical agreement deficit in SLI;
  • concepts from Chomskyan theory and Down's syndrome and Williams syndrome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Agrammatic Aphasia

  • Specific Language Impairment

  • Down's Syndrome

  • References