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Language Pathology
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Language pathology' (also known as ‘language disorder’ or ‘language impairment’) refers to deficiencies in language use (production or comprehension or both) due to a clear physical cause. Roman Jakobson (1971) was probably the first linguist to stress the insights that can be drawn from pathological deficits in linguistic performance. What he called ‘experiments in nature’, he argued, not only provide information on th…

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Sabah M.Z. Safi, “Language Pathology”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0088>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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