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Jeni Yamada

Titles by This Author

A Case Study for the Modularity of Language

The case of Laura (also known as Marta), a young retarded woman with a testable IQ of 40, provides the opportunity to address key issues concerning the relationships between language and other mental functions as well and among the components of language use. The case shows that language can develop and function in spite of marked, pervasive cognitive deficiencies, and it provides clinical evidence in support of the notion that language is an independent cognitive ability.