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Ruiz-Felter, Roxanna; Cooperson, Solaman J.; Bedore, Lisa M.; Peña, Elizabeth D. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Although some investigations of phonological development have found that segmental accuracy is comparable in monolingual children and their bilingual peers, there is evidence that language use affects segmental accuracy in both languages. Aims: To investigate the influence of age of first exposure to English and the amount of current…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Kindergarten, Young Children, Bilingual Students
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Brebner, Chris; McCormack, Paul; Rickard Liow, Susan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: The phonological and morphosyntactic structures of English and Mandarin contrast maximally and an increasing number of bilinguals speak these two languages. Speech and language therapists need to understand bilingual development for children speaking these languages in order reliably to assess and provide intervention for this…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Bilingual Students, Verbs, Morphemes
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Ebert, Kerry Danahy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Sentence repetition performance is attracting increasing interest as a valuable clinical marker for primary (or specific) language impairment (LI) in both monolingual and bilingual populations. Multiple aspects of memory appear to contribute to sentence repetition performance, but non-verbal memory has not yet been considered. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism
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Mennen, Ineke; Stansfield, Jois – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Speech and language therapy (SLT) managers are expected to ensure that there are appropriate services available for bilingual and multilingual clients in order to ensure an equitable service to all clients. However, there is a paucity of data available to inform service planning. Aims: To identify the level to which SLT services in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Guidelines, School Districts
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Stow, Carol; Dodd, Barbara – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2003
Background: The UK is a multicultural, multilingual society and the majority of paediatric speech and language therapists in England have at least one bilingual child on their caseload. There are many imperatives driving the profession to provide an equitable service for bilingual children. Evidence is beginning to emerge, however, that bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Multilingualism, Bilingualism