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“Language impairment gene” does not necessarily equate to “language gene”

  • Lance Workman (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X06459069
  • Published online: 01 June 2006
Abstract

The finding of the same language deficit in half the members of the KE family is taken as suggesting that a specific allele (FOXP2) is normally involved in the development of language. Recent studies, however, question the exclusivity of FOXP2, and it is argued that the finding of a gene that disrupts language should not be taken as strong evidence for the existence of genes that underlie it.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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