Monday, December 9, 2013

Language in developmental and acquired disorders

As I mentioned in an earlier post, last June I had the great pleasure and honor of participating in a discussion meeting on Language in Developmental and Acquired Disorders hosted by the Royal Society and organized by Dorothy Bishop, Kate Nation, and Karalyn Patterson. Among the many wonderful things about this meeting was that it brought together people who study similar kinds of language deficit issues but in very different populations -- children with developmental language deficits such as dyslexia and older adults with acquired language deficits such as aphasia. Today, the special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences containing articles written by the meeting's speakers was published online (Table of Contents).