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Innovative investigations of language in autism spectrum disorder / edited by Letitia R. Naigles, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut.

Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2017]
1 online resource (xv, 255 pages).
Summary note:
"In recent decades, a growing number of children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition characterized by, among other features, social interaction deficits and language impairment. Yet the precise nature of the disorder's impact on language development is not well understood, in part because of the language variability among children across the autism spectrum. The contributors to this volume--experts in fields ranging from communication disorders to developmental and clinical psychology to linguistics--use innovative techniques to address two broad questions: Is the variability of language development and use in children with ASD a function of the language, such that some linguistic domains are more vulnerable to ASD than others? Or is the variability a function of the individual, such that some characteristics predispose those with ASD to have varying levels of difficulty with language development and use? Contributors investigate these questions across linguistic levels, from lexical semantics and single-clause syntax, to computationally complex phonology and the syntax-pragmatics interface. Authors address both spoken and written domains within the wider context of language acquisition. This timely and broadly accessible volume will be of interest to a broad range of specialists, including linguists, psychologists, sociologists, behavioral neurologists, and cognitive neuroscientists"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Introduction : perspectives on language in ASD / Letitia R. Naigles -- Eye-tracking as a window on language processing in ASD / Courtenay Frazier Norbury -- Sentence processing in young children with ASD / Edith L. Bavin and Emma K. Baker -- Looking through their eyes : tracking early language comprehension in ASD / Letitia R. Naigles and Deborah Fein -- Learning words in a social world : impairments associated with ASD and fragile X syndrome / Andrea McDuffie, Angela John Thurman, Marie Moore Channell, and Leonard Abbeduto -- Parental input to children with ASD and its influence on later language / Aparna Nadig and Janet Bang -- The effect of computational complexity on the acquisition of French by children with ASD / Laurice Tuller, Sandrine Ferré, Philippe Prévost, Marie-Anne Barthez, Joëlle Malvy, and Frédérique Bonnet-Brilhault -- Advanced syntax and primary pragmatics in children with ASD / Vikki Janke and Alexandra Perovic -- Connections among complementation sentences, executive functioning, and theory of mind in autism / Stephanie Durrleman-Tame, Morgane Burnel, and Anne Reboul -- Language acquisition in ASD : beyond standardized language measures / Inge-Marie Eigsti and Jillian M. Schuh -- Recall, structure, and complexity in story retellings by children with ASD / Lesley Stirling, Graham Barrington, Susan Douglas, and Kerrie Delves -- Language representation and language use in children with optimal outcomes from ASD / Joyce Suh, Inge-Marie Eigsti, Allison Canfield, Christina Irvine, Elizabeth Kelley, Letitia R. Naigles, and Deborah Fein.
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