Phonology: Genie’s acquisition of Phonology is comparable to that a child with typical phonological development but also differs too.
Syntax: Genie didn’t do this until she possessed approximately 100-200 words. Her first sentences were mainly noun phrases,where children with typical development begin with
sentences that are equational (dat-mine).
speech and sentences are “ telegraphic” which means she
neglects to include a lot of grammatical formatives, modals, plurals,
and possessives in her speech.
Semantics: Most children
developing language tend to over
representation in real life, however Genie didn’t,
because Genie doesn’t use
word as labels unlessinstructed to.
Similarly to children with autism schizophrenia
Genie attaches phrases as labels
Comprehension & Production: Genie
displays a lot of variability in the rules of Syntactic production. Also there is a
fairly large gap
between Genie's comprehension and her production. There is such a large
gap that if someone with the correct training were to study one of the two components
the findings would not be slightly comparable
Performance: The linguistic ability
demonstrated by Genie on test and scales is
not accurate of her actual ability
using language. To take this into consideration
we must recognize that nonlinguistic factors may
be to blame.
Results of the Genie study
There are areas of the Genie case that relate to both
side of the nature vs nurture debate. Nature – Genie was never able to master language
acqusison due to the critical period hypothesis,
Genie was dominantly a right hemisphere thinker
which would explain why she had difficulties
producing and preforming language Boca's area is possible located somewhere in the left hemisphere and
also the left hemisphere is typically more efficient
for performing language related tasks and comprehension.