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Language Disorders

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.

Eartha Kitt

Language plays a central role in the conduct of human transactions. It is the vehicle by which we form interpersonal relationships. It is also a vehicle by which we gain access to knowledge and store the information that we've learned in memory. Finally, language is a means by which we create new knowledge, including great literary works. Indeed, some have argued that language is one of the defining characteristics of the human species. It comes about as an interaction of our genetic endowment and an environment that nurtures its emergence. Typically, language emerges effortlessly, but this is not always the case. When a child struggles to acquire his or her first language, with its ...

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