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Language Impairment
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The term ‘language impairment’ covers a wide array of language disorders that affect language abilities, including hearing, speaking, signing, reading, and writing across all levels of language structures and functions as well as processes of language comprehension and production. The field dedicated to the study of language impairments is called language pathology.

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Mohammad T. Alhawary, “Language Impairment”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0086>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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