Development of executive control and language processing

Reiko Mazuka*, Nobuyuki Jincho, Hiroaki Oishi

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Research in executive function development has shown that children have poor control of inhibition functions, including the inhibition of prepotent responses, control of attention, and flexibility at rule-shifting. To date, links between the development of executive function and children's language development have not been investigated explicitly. Yet, recent studies on children's sentence processing report that children tend to perseverate during sentence processing. We argue that such perseveration may be due to immature executive function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-89
Number of pages31
JournalLinguistics and Language Compass
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language


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