Not so fast: Domain-general factors can account for selective deficits in grammatical processing

Elizabeth Bates, Frederic Dick, Beverly Wulfeck
1999 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
Normals display selective deficits in morphology and syntax under adverse processing conditions. Digit loads do not impair processing of passives and object relatives, but do impair processing of grammatical morphemes. Perceptual degradation and temporal compression selectively impair several aspects of grammar, including passives and object relatives. Hence we replicate CW's specific findings but reach opposite conclusions, based on wider evidence.
doi:10.1017/s0140525x99241787 fatcat:das3duoxlffmpgnsygg7awnmpu