Natalia Gagarina

List of John Benjamins publications for which Natalia Gagarina plays a role.


Storytelling: How organization of narratives is (not) affected by linguistic skills

Edited by Ute Bohnacker and Natalia Gagarina

Special issue of Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 12:4 (2022) v, 164 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Psycholinguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Developing Narrative Comprehension: Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives

Edited by Ute Bohnacker and Natalia Gagarina

[Studies in Bilingualism, 61] 2020. vii, 341 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Narrative Studies


Review article
Gagarina, Natalia, Sveta Fichman, Elena Galkina, Ekaterina Protassova, Natalia Ringblom and Yulia Rodina 2021 How oral texts are organized in monolingual and heritage Russian: Evidence from six countriesLanguage Impairment in Multilingual Settings: LITMUS in action across Europe, Armon-Lotem, Sharon and Kleanthes K. Grohmann (eds.), pp. 47–76
The present study examines narrative macrostructure, measured as Story Structure (SS) and Story Complexity (SC), in bilinguals speaking Russian as their home/heritage language (L1) and exposed to different societal languages (L2), while focusing on the effects of different L2s, bilingualism, and… read more | Chapter
Bohnacker, Ute and Natalia Gagarina 2020 Cross-linguistic development of narrative comprehension from A to ZDeveloping Narrative Comprehension: Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives, Bohnacker, Ute and Natalia Gagarina (eds.), pp. 1–30
The present study traces longitudinal trajectories of narrative comprehension in L2 German in 57 Russian- and Turkish-German bilingual children, for two age groups with a mean starting age of 3;6 and 4;3, respectively. The children answered comprehension questions from the Multilingual Assessment… read more | Chapter
Tribushinina, Elena, Julia Lomako, Natalia Gagarina, Ekaterina Abrosova and Pim Mak 2020 Processing of pronoun gender by Dutch-Russian simultaneous bilinguals: Evidence from eye-trackingTypical and Impaired Processing in Morphosyntax, Torrens, Vincent (ed.), pp. 153–174
This paper investigates the processing of pronoun gender by bilingual children. Prior research shows that Dutch–Russian bilinguals below age 7 often make gender agreement errors in Russian anaphoric pronouns, whereas monolingual children are target-like by age 4. This paper aims to establish… read more | Chapter
Gagarina, Natalia, Dorothea Posse, Stefanie Gey, Felix Golcher and Nathalie Topaj 2017 Bilingual lexicon development in German in preschool children with the home languages Russian and TurkishDynamics of Linguistic Diversity, Peukert, Hagen and Ingrid Gogolin (eds.), pp. 125–142
The present study examined the development of lexical abilities in German in Turkish-/Russian-German bilinguals. In particular, the effect of the age of onset and the socio-economic status, identified through self-reported parental education and occupation, on the productive and perceptive… read more | Chapter
Gagarina, Natalia 2012 Discourse cohesion in the elicited narratives of early Russian-German sequential bilingualsMultilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies, Braunmüller, Kurt and Christoph Gabriel (eds.), pp. 101–120
This study examines aspects of discourse cohesion in the elicited narratives of early Russian-German sequential bilinguals at age four to six and compares them to the narratives of monolingual Russian-speaking children at the same age as well as to a group of monolingual adults. This examination… read more | Article
Armon-Lotem, Sharon, Joel Walters and Natalia Gagarina 2011 Internal and External Factors in Child Second Language Acquisition, Hulk, Aafke and Theodoros Marinis (eds.), pp. 291–317
This paper evaluates the contribution of external background factors which pertain to the child’s environment (e.g., parents’ education, parents’ occupation, family size, etc.), and internal ones which reflect the child’s time related experience with language (e.g., chronological age, age of L2… read more | Article