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Common aetiology for diverse language skills in 4½-year-old twins

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Multivariate genetic analysis was used to examine the genetic and environmental aetiology of the interrelationships of diverse linguistic skills. This study used data from a large sample of 4½-year-old twins who were tested on measures assessing articulation, phonology, grammar, vocabulary, and verbal memory. Phenotypic analysis suggested two latent factors: articulation (2 measures) and general language (the remaining 7), and a genetic model incorporating these factors provided a good fit to...

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10.1017/S0305000906007331

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University of York
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Department of Psychology
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Institute of Psychiatry, London
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Institute of Psychiatry, London
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Institute of Psychiatry, London
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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OSCCI
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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
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Journal of Child Language Journal website
Volume:
33
Issue:
2
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339-368
Publication date:
2006-05-01
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1469-7602
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0305-0009
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English
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2008-03-14

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