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ERIC Number: EJ659796
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
The Structure of Language Abilities at 4 Years: A Twin Study.
Colledge, Essi; Bishop, Dorothy V.M.; Koeppen-Schomerus, Gesina; Price, Thomas S.; Happe, Francesca G.E.; Eley, Thalia C.; Dale, Philip S.; Plomin, Robert
Developmental Psychology, v38 n5 p749-57 Sep 2002
Language development was studied in 310 pairs of 4-year-old twins. Rotated factor analyses indicated presence of a general language factor (L) and a general nonverbal factor (NV). Moderate genetic influence was found for L and NV abilities. Bivariate genetic analysis estimated a genetic correlation of .63 between L and NV abilities. Results suggest substantial overlap of genetic influences on individual differences in language with individual differences in other cognitive abilities. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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