ERIC Number: ED105721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Childhood Aphasia--An Updated Concept Based on Recent Research. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, No. 4.
Eisenson, Jon; Ingram, David
Acta Symbolica, v3 n2 p108-116 Fall 1972
This paper examines the perceptual processes that underlie normal language acquisition with relation to perceptual dysfunctions in the aphasic child. Experiments are cited which seem to indicate that auditory dyfunctions may underlie language impairment. Experimental studies of the linguistic systems of the aphasic child seem to support the theory that the deficiency is quantitative (or one of delay in learning) rather than qualitative (or one of manner of learning), and that this deficiency is one of a semantic, rather than syntactic or morphological, nature. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Committee on Linguistics.