Impaired Language Acquisition

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GRIN Verlag, Aug 26, 2007 - 48 pages
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, University of Paderborn (Anglistik), course: Psycolinguistics, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This paper deals with the impaired language acquisition in general and especcially with that in children that show no other signs of disability, which is called specific language impairment. It shows reasons and concequences as well as different types of impairment and methods for intervention., abstract: Language is a major communicative device. Human beings communicate via different language systems like for instance sign languages, verbal languages and written languages. This paper will deal with the acquisition of the verbal language or more accurate certain problems which can occur during the process of acquisition. Almost every human being acquires one or more languages during his live. The general schedule of acquisition can be considered to be the same for all languages and all human beings. Learners of different languages and different age create the same errors. However this process of acquisition does not always follow the same pattern, there are instances in which the process is distracted due to certain problems. Some children suffer from brain damages which prevent them from learning a language properly, while other children have hearing problems which result as well in problems with the acquisition of a language. Furthermore there exists a group of children which have no obvious physically problems like brain damages or hearing problems, but they are delayed or impaired concerning the process of language acquisition. This group of children is within the focus of this paper because their development as well as the treatment of their impairment is most challenging for researchers and medical doctors. To show the problems that can occur in an acquisition process, the first part of this paper will outline the normal proc

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