Comparative Syntax and Language Disorders

Arhonto Terzi

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195136517
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Comparative Syntax and Language Disorders

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This article examines the relation between the study of comparative syntax and language disorders. It aims to demonstrate ways in which research on impaired language interacts with syntactic theory. The article shows that the study of impaired language interacts with comparative syntax in particular, a research program which aims at understanding human language by comparing and contrasting the behavior or properties of several languages with respect to certain syntactic structures or types of phenomena. It also discusses several types of language therapy.

Keywords: comparative syntax; language disorders; syntactic theory; impaired language; human language; syntactic structures; language therapy

Article.  12298 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology ; Psycholinguistics

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