Tracking Language Acquisition and Processing in Specific Language Impairment

This project will develop linguistically informed and methodologically sound event-related potential (ERP) research for a better understanding of normal and impaired language acquisition and comprehension in children with and without Specific Language Impairment (SLI). SLI is often described as a developmental impairment linked specifically to disabilities in the linguistic domain, with other cognitive abilities being relatively spared. Although children with SLI are considered to understand language better than they produce it, we argue that language comprehension might also be impaired in SLI. We will address this question by using behavioural (off-line) and ERP (on-line) linguistically motivated tasks.
Insight grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, (2015-2020)
PI : Royle, P., Steinhauer, K. Collaborators : Courteau, E. Jemel, B., Marquis, A. Pourquié, M.