This volume is dedicated to the field of Specific Language Impairment (SLI), addressing important research questions, including: the interrelation of genetic and cognitive profiles of individuals with SLI; the comorbidity issue and clinical boundaries between SLI and other developmental disorders; cross-linguistic manifestations of SLI; and theory-motivated therapy approaches to individuals with SLI. This volume brings together researchers with different scientific backgrounds and research disciplines, challenging current points of view and offering new perspectives on issues of SLI and developmental disorders.
1. List of contributors; 2. Introduction (by Stavrakaki, Stavroula); 3. The Genetics of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) (by Nudel, Ron); 4. Language disorders in children with Developmental Dyslexia (by Guasti, Maria Teresa); 5. Is there an overlap between Specific Language Impairment and Developmental Dyslexia? New insights from French (by Talli, Ioanna); 6. Comparing SLI and dyslexia: developmental language profiles and reading outcomes (by Wijnen, Frank); 7. Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is not specific enough: Sub-types of SLI and their implications for the theory of the disorder (by Novogrodsky, Rama); 8. Memory profiles of children with SLI (by Bavin, Edith L.); 9. The relationship between SLI in English and Modern Greek: Insights from computational models of language acquisition (by Karaminis, Themis); 10. Null Subjects in Monolingual and Bilingual, Typical and Atypical Development: an exploratory study (by Costa, Joao); 11. Quantification in Catalan SLI (by Gavarro, Anna); 12. Specific Language Impairment in German Children (by Hamann, Cornelia); 13. The acquisition of past tense by Greek-speaking children with Specific Language Impairment: The role of phonological saliency, regularity, and frequency (by Varlokosta, Spyridoula); 14. Theory Motivated Therapy Studies of SLI (by Archibald, Lisa); 15. Index