Starting Over – The Language Development in Internationally-Adopted Children

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| McGill University
| University of Montreal
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Internationally-adopted children are a unique population of language learners. They discontinue acquisition of their birth language when they are adopted by families that speak other languages. Their unique language learning history raises important practical, clinical and theoretical issues. Practically speaking: what is the typical language learning trajectory of these children after adoption and what factors affect their language learning: age at adoption, country of origin, quality and nature of the pre-adoption learning environment, and others. They also raise important theoretical questions: How resilient is their socio-emotional, cognitive and language development following adoption? Does their language development resemble that of first or second language learners, or something else? Do they experience total attrition of their birth language? Are there neuro-cognitive traces of the birth language after adoption and what neuro-cognitive processes underlie acquisition and processing of the adopted language; are they the same as those of monolingual native speakers or those of early second language learners? And, how do we interpret differences, if any, between adopted and non-adoptive children? Chapters in this volume by leading researchers review research and provide insights on these issues.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 18]  2016.  vii, 208 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii–viii
Introduction
Fred Genesee
1–16
Part I. General development
Chapter 1. Pre-adoption stress, adversity and later development in IA children
Jessica Rice, Andrea Jackson, E. Emily Mahoney and Tony Xing Tan
19–36
Chapter 2. Children’s cognitive development after adoption
Chlöe Finet, Harriet J. Vermeer, Femmie Juffer, Guy Bosmans and Patricia Bijttebier
37–62
Part II. Language development
Chapter 3. Language development during the preschool years
Kathleen A. Scott and Jenny A. Roberts
65–94
Chapter 4. Language, cognitive, and academic abilities of school-age internationally-adopted children
Audrey Delcenserie
95–124
Chapter 5. Long-term language development in international adoptees
Gunnar Norrman, Kenneth Hyltenstam and Emanuel Bylund
125–146
Chapter 6. Speech and language clinical issues in internationally-adopted children
Sharon Glennen
147–178
Chapter 7. Language loss or retention in internationally-adopted children: Neurocognitive implications for second language learning
Lara J. Pierce, Fred Genesee and Denise Klein
179–202
Index
203–208
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015049306