Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults
From Plural Publishing, Inc.
This book provides speech-language pathologists, advanced students in communication disorders programs, and clinical language researchers with information needed to formulate and respond to questions related to effective service delivery to bilingual children and adults with suspected or confirmed language disorders. The bilinguals of interest represent varying levels of first and second language proficiency across the lifespan. That is, bilingualism is not determined here by a priori notions of relative proficiency in each language, but rather by the individual’s experience or need for two languages. Inclusive in this functional definition of bilingualism are typical children and adults who rely on two different languages, to varying degrees, to meet their communicative needs. Similarly, the four-year old language delayed child from a Spanish-speaking family who has just begun attending an English preschool program is considered bilingual, as is the 72 year-old retired professor with global aphasia who spoke both Vietnamese and English prior to the acquired language impairment. In each case, the relative level of skill or proficiency in each language is an important diagnostic factor, but it does not determine who is or who is not bilingual for the purposes of this text.
- Introduction and Foundations
- Populations and Theoretical Foundations and
- The Inseparability of Culture and Language Theoretical Foundations
- Development and Disorders in Bilingual Children:
- Typical Bilingual Language Development.
- Language Disorders in Developing Bilinguals.
- Assessment: Principles and Procedures for Bilingual Children.
- Intervention with Bilingual Children with Language Disorders.
- Acquired Language Disorders in Bilingual Adults:
- Language and Cognition in Neurologically Intact Bilinguals.
- Bilingual Language and Cognition Following Acquired Brain Damage.
- Assessment: Principles and Procedures for Bilingual Adults.
- Intervention with Bilingual Adults with Acquired Language Disorders.
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