Williams Syndrome across Languages

Williams Syndrome across Languages

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Williams Syndrome (WS), aka Williams Beuren Syndrome, is a developmental disorder that we have known about for some forty years. The cause for WS was detected only recently: a micro deletion on chromosome 7, more specifically at the region of chromosome 7q11.23. The cognitive and behavioral profile in WS is characterized by a marked discrepancy between verbal and non-verbal skills combined with relatively spared linguistic skills. Recent research has shown considerable progress defining the areas of intactness in linguistic abilities. This volume builds on that research, giving an overview of the psycholinguistic research undertaken and opening up new perspectives and insights through new data and analyses. This book is of interest to researchers of applied cognitive science and to linguists more occupied with theoretical research.show more

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  • Hardback | 385 pages
  • 154.9 x 226.1 x 27.9mm | 680.4g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588114945
  • 9781588114945

Table of contents

1. Tables and figures; 2. List of contributors; 3. Williams syndrome: An introduction (by Bartke, Susanne); 4. I. Phenotype and genotype inWilliams syndrome; 5. Williams syndrome from a clinical perspective (by Siegmuller, Julia); 6. Genetics of Williams-Beuren syndrome (by Grzeschik, Karl-Heinz); 7. II. Language development and language competence inWS; 8. Relations between language and cognition inWilliams syndrome (by Mervis, Carolyn B.); 9. Spared domain-specific cognitive capacities? Syntax and morphology inWilliams syndrome and Down syndrome: 1 (by Schaner-Wolles, Chris); 10. Phonological processing inWilliams syndrome (by Majerus, Steve); 11. Fast mapping inWilliams syndrome: A single case study (by Bohning, Marita); 12. Language in preschool Italian children withWilliams and Down syndromes (by Volterra, Virginia); 13. Language in Hungarian children with Williams syndrome (by Lukacs, Agnes); 14. Lexical and morphological skills in English-speaking children withWilliams syndrome (by Clahsen, Harald); 15. Regular and irregular inflectional morphology in German Williams syndrome (by Penke, Martina); 16. Emergent linguistic competence in children withWilliams syndrome: A study of Hebrew speaking toddlers (by Levy, Yonata); 17. Wh-questions in Greek children withWilliams syndrome: A comparison with SLI and normal development (by Stavrakaki, Stavroula); 18. The comprehension of complex wh-questions in German-speaking individuals withWS: A multiple case study (by Siegmuller, Julia); 19. Passives in German children with Williams syndrome (by Bartke, Susanne); 20. Index of tests; 21. Index of subjectsshow more