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ERIC Number: ED529125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 416
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5985-7171-4
Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-English Speakers. Second Edition
Goldstein, Brian A., Ed.
Brookes Publishing Company
Because dual language learners are the fastest--growing segment of the U.S. student population--and the majority speak Spanish as a first language--the new generation of SLPs must have comprehensive knowledge of how to work effectively with bilingual speakers. That's what they'll get in the second edition of this book, an ideal graduate-level text and an essential resource for every practicing SLP. Fully updated with five new chapters on hot topics (see box), an expanded age range that includes infants and toddlers, and cutting-edge research findings, this book arms SLPs with the most current information on language development and disorders of Spanish-English bilingual children. More than 25 leading researchers give SLPs in-depth, high-level coverage of a broad range of critical topics, including: (1) social-cultural factors affecting language acquisition; (2) diagnosis of language disorders; (3) effective professional development; (4) infant/toddler language development; (5) first language loss; (6) bilingual lexical development; (7) semantic development; (8) verbal morphology and vocabulary; (9) morphosyntactic development; (10) code-switching; (11) grammatical impairments; (12) narrative development and disorders; (13) phonological development and disorders; and (14) fluency. SLPs will have the sophisticated knowledge they need to accurately distinguish language disorders from typical bilingual development, and they'll get a complete language intervention framework they can use as a guide for their own practice. Whether used as a graduate text or a trusted reference, this book will help SLPs fully understand the complexity of language development in bilingual children, diagnose disorders accurately, and conduct effective assessment and intervention for the growing number of Spanish-English bilingual speakers. This book contains five parts. Part I, Setting the Stage, contains: (1) Bilingual Language Development of English Language Learners: Modeling the Growth of Two Languages (Aquiles Iglesias and Raul Rojas); (2) Bilingual Language Acquisition and the Child Socialization Process (Carol Scheffner Hammer and Barbara Rodriguez); (3) Language Processing and Production in Infants and Toddlers (Barbara T. Conboy); and (4) Cross-Linguistic Influence and Code-Switching (Johanne Paradis). Part II, Lexical and Semantic Aspects, contains: (5) Processing Skills in Early Sequential Bilinguals (Kathryn Kohnert); (6) Bilingual Lexical Development, Assessment, and Intervention (Janet L. Patterson and Barbara Zurer Pearson); and (7) Semantic Development in Spanish-English Bilinguals: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention (Elizabeth D. Pena, Ellen Stubbe Kester, and Li Sheng). Part III, From Grammar to Discourse, contains: (8) Verbal Morphology and Vocabulary in Monolinguals, Emerging Bilinguals, and Monolingual Children with Primary Language Impairment (Donna Jackson-Maldonado); (9) Morphosyntactic Development (Lisa M. Bedore, Solaman J. Cooperson, and Karin M. Boerger); (10) First Language Loss in Spanish-Speaking Children: Patterns of Loss and Implications for Clinical Practice (Raquel T. Anderson); (11) Grammatical Impairments in Spanish-English Bilingual Children (Maria Adelaida Restrepo and Vera F. Gutierrez-Clellen); (12) Narrative Development and Disorders in Bilingual Children (Vera Gutierrez-Clellen); (13) Literacy (Megan Dunn Davison and Maria Brea-Spahn); and (14) Language and the Educational Setting (Lisa Lopez). Part IV, Speech Characteristics, contains: (15) Phonological Development and Disorders (Brian A. Goldstein and Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann); and (16) Fluency (Nan Bernstein Ratner). Part V, Research to Practice, contains: (17) Language Intervention with Bilingual Children (Kathryn Kohnert and Ann Derr); and (18) Professional Development Practices and Content f Professionals Working with Preschool Dual Language Learners (Maria Adelaida Restrepo and Shelley Gray). An index is included. [Foreword by D. Kimbrough Oller. For the first edition of this book, "Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-English Speakers," see ED494993.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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