Assessing Multilingual Children

Assessing Multilingual Children

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Second language learners often produce language forms resembling those of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). At present, professionals working in language assessment and education have only limited diagnostic instruments to distinguish language impaired migrant children from those who will eventually catch up with their monolingual peers. This book presents a comprehensive set of tools for assessing the linguistic abilities of bilingual children. It aims to disentangle effects of bilingualism from those of SLI, making use of both models of bilingualism and models of language impairment. The booka€™s methods-oriented focus will make it an essential handbook for practitioners who look for measures which could be adapted to a variety of languages in diverse communities, as well as academic researchers.... 2003; Hagstrom, 1998). However, in SerboCroatian, Japanese (BoAikoviA‡, 2003) and Malayalam (Grebenyova, 2006), multiple whquestions have been argued to be felicitous in both PL and SP contexts, hence allowing SP answers like (4c) in an SP context. ... BoAikoviA‡, Z. (2003) On the interpretation of multiple questions. In P. Pica (ed.) Linguistic ... Nelken, R. and Shan, C.C. (2004) A logic of interrogation should be internalized in a modal logic for knowledge. Paper presented at theanbsp;...

Title:Assessing Multilingual Children
Author: Sharon Armon-Lotem, Jan de Jong
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2015-03-30

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