Syntactic priming as a window to investigate grammatical learning in non-typical populations

Garraffa, Maria ORCID: and Smith, Guiditta (2022) Syntactic priming as a window to investigate grammatical learning in non-typical populations. In: Syntactic Priming in Language Acquisition. Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 31 . John Benjamins, pp. 183-201. ISBN ISBN 9789027211637

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Syntactic priming is a useful tool for investigating grammatical learning in both children and adults with language impairment. The studies discussed in this chapter combine psycholinguistic methods and theoretical approaches for advancing our knowledge of language pathologies, elucidating some of the mechanisms of grammatical learning that could be at the core of the language impairment. The first part of the chapter discusses experimental studies on syntactic priming in children with a developmental language disorder (DLD), with a focus on the learning mechanisms that support the acquisition of grammatical structures in these children, structures that are otherwise rare in input and output. The second part of the chapter discusses the use of priming in the investigation of acquired language disorders in adults, when language has already been acquired and access is assumed to be the chief problem.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: aphasia,developmental language disorder (dld),clinical marker,cumulative learning,immediate priming,implicit learning,passive,relative clauses,sentence repetition,syntactic priming,education,developmental and educational psychology,linguistics and language,cultural studies,communication ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3304
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 May 2022 14:55
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 03:48
DOI: 10.1075/tilar.31.09gar

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