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What Can Developmental Language Impairment Tell Us about the Genetic Bases of Syntax?

Bishop Dorothy V. M.

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

According to the “Big Brain” theory, humans have language while other primates do not because of their bigger brains which give them more computing power. However, such an explanation was rejected by ... More


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