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Why is it so hard to reach agreement on terminology? The case of developmental language disorder (DLD)

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A recent project, CATALISE, used the Delphi method to reach consensus on terminology for unexplained language problems in children. Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) was the term agreed by a panel of 57 experts. Here I reflect on points of difficulty that arose when attempting to reach a consensus, using qualitative information from comments made by panel members to illustrate the kinds of argument that were used. One issue of debate was the use of labels, in particular the term ‘dis...

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10.1111/1460-6984.12335

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
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John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
6
Pages:
671–680
Publication date:
2017-07-17
Acceptance date:
2017-06-12
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1460-6984
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pubs:700347
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uuid:360f1bb5-f57e-4892-aeab-3507880c4c05
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2017-06-13

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