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She did not know who the president of the United States was or what country she lived in. Her drawings of humans resembled potatoes with stick arms and legs. Yet, in a sentence imitation task, she both detected and corrected grammatical errors. Laura is but one of many examples of children who display well-developed grammatical abilities, less-developed abilities to associate linguistic expressions with the objects they refer to, and severe deficits in nonlinguistic cognition. In addition, any notion that linguistic competence results simply from communicative abilities, or develops to serve communicative functions, is belied by studies of children with good linguistic skills, but nearly no or severely limited communicative skills.

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Words . . two, four, six, eight, . . blaze am he. 9. Shakespeare’s Hamlet surely had problems. Some say he was obsessed with being overweight, because the first lines he speaks in the play when alone on the stage in Act II, Scene 2, are: O! that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew; Others argue that he may have had Wernicke’s aphasia, as evidenced by the following passage from Act II, Scene 2: Slanders, sir: for the satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards, that their faces are 31 32 INTRODUCTION Brain and Language wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams: all which, sir, though I most powerfully and potently believe, yet I hold it not honesty to have it thus set down, for you yourself, sir, should be old as I am, if like a crab you could go backward.

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