LINGUIST List 26.2239

Tue Apr 28 2015

Books: Assessing Multilingual Children: Armon-Lotem, de Jong, Meir (eds.)

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Date: 28-Apr-2015
From: Elinor Robertson <>
Subject: Assessing Multilingual Children: Armon-Lotem, de Jong, Meir (eds.)
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Title: Assessing Multilingual Children
Subtitle: Disentangling Bilingualism from Language Impairment
Series Title: Communication Disorders Across Languages
Published: 2015
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Book URL:

Editor: Sharon Armon-Lotem
Editor: Jan de Jong
Editor: Natalia Meir
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783093120 Pages: 376 Price: U.K. £ 119.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783093120 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 199.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783093113 Pages: 376 Price: U.K. £ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783093113 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 69.95

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 book’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.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------
Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------
Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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