Language Impairment in Multilingual Settings

LITMUS in action across Europe

| Bar-Ilan University
| University of Cyprus
ISBN 9789027209795 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027258915 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
COST Action IS0804 “Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment” aimed to profile bilingual specific language impairment (biSLI) by establishing a network for research on the linguistic and cognitive abilities of bilingual children with SLI across different migrant communities. A battery of tools for Language Impairment Testing in Multilingual Settings (LITMUS) was designed within the Action to achieve these aims, including the Parental Bilingual Questionnaire, the Sentence Repetition Task, the Crosslinguistic Lexical Tasks, the Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives, and two nonword repetition tasks that are not language-specific. The chapters in this volume present research on one or more of the LITMUS tasks in bilingual children with typical language development and on use of the LITMUS testing battery for identifying possible language impairment. The work presented here will be of interest for researchers and clinicians alike, and have profound impact in our understanding of bilingual language development and impairment.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 29]  2021.  vi, 333 pp
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Sharon Armon-Lotem and Kleanthes K. Grohmann
Part I. LITMUS in typical bilingual development
MAIN story comprehension: What can we expect of a typically developing child?
Ute Bohnacker and Josefin Lindgren
How oral texts are organized in monolingual and heritage Russian: Evidence from six countries
Natalia Gagarina, Sveta Fichman, Elena Galkina, Ekaterina Protassova, Natalia Ringblom and Yulia Rodina
A case study of a quadrilingual child: The influence of exposure and cognates when developing multiple languages
Gisela Håkansson and Birgitta Waters
Lexical diversity in bilingual speakers of Croatian and Italian
Gordana Hržica and Maja Roch
Part II. Using LITMUS for identifying SLI (DLD)
Language performance of sequential bilinguals on an Irish and English sentence repetition task
Stanislava Antonijević-Elliott, Ruth Durham and Íde Ní Chonghaile
Identification of bilingual children with Specific Language Impairment in France
Laetitia de Almeida, Sandrine Ferré, Eléonore Morin, Philippe Prévost, Christophe dos Santos, Laurie Tuller, Racha Zebib and Marie-Anne Barthez
Effects of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and bilingualism on verbal short-term memory
Natalia Meir
The influence of different first languages on LITMUS nonword-repetition and sentence repetition in second language French and second language German: A crosslinguistic approach
Solveig Chilla, Cornelia Hamann, Philippe Prévost, Lina Abed Ibrahim, Sandrine Ferré, Christophe dos Santos, Racha Zebib and Laurice Tuller
Phonology and sentential semantics: Markers of SLI in bilingual children at age 6?
Angela Grimm and Petra Schulz
Crosslinguistic nonword repetition and narrative performance over time: A longitudinal study on 5- to 8-year-old children with diverse language skills
Tessel Boerma and Elma Blom
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009040 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021032579 | Marc record