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Toward a Genetics of Language
November 11-13, 1993

The 1993 Merrill conference took place at the University of Kansas. At a time when new developments were beginning to emerge at a brisk pace, it fostered cross-disciplinary dialogue on the genetics of child language acquisition. Scholars were able to learn about each other's work, to comment and react to ongoing work in other scholarly fields, to challenge and consider new information. Although no conclusive evidence was available at that time, conference participants defined the parameters of this new endeavor in science.

The collection that resulted represents an early effort to establish the connection between genetics and language. The book was edited by Mabel Rice and was published by Lawrence Erlbaum in 1996.

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