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Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults / Edition 2

Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults / Edition 2

by Kathryn Kohnert


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Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults / Edition 2

Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults, second edition, 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.. In separate chapters, the book synthesizes the literatures on bilingual children and adults with typical and atypical language skills to give the reader a deep understanding of the multiple factors that affect language development and disorders in those who rely on two languages for meaningful interactions. Assessment and intervention issues and methods are presented separately for each population.. The focus for children is on primary developmental language disorder (specific language impairment, language learning impairment, isolated language impairment, and late talkers). For adults, the focus is on primary acquired language impairment, in particular aphasia. Although child and adult, typical and atypical populations are presented separately, all are considered within a unifying Dynamic Interactive Processing perspective. This broad theoretical framework emphasizes interactions between social, cognitive and communicative systems to form the basis for very practical implications related to assessment and intervention.. For the second edition, the author has updated the entire text with references to the considerable amount of research that has been undertaken in recent years. There has been an impressive uptick in research at the intersection of bilingualism and language

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ISBN-13: 9781597565349
Publisher: Plural Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 339
Sales rank: 305,480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     x
Foundational Issues     1
Foundations: Perspectives on Language, Bilingualism, and Language Proficiency     3
Foundations: Culture and Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology     27
Bilingual Children     51
Typically Developing Children Learning One or Two Languages     53
Primary Developmental Language Disorders in Bilingual Children     83
Language Assessment with Developing Bilinguals: Purposes, Principles, and Procedures     111
Intervention with Bilingual Children with Language Disorders     141
Bilingual Adults     169
Language and Cognition in Bilingual Adults     171
Language and Cognition in Bilinguals with Aphasia     193
Assessment in Bilingual Aphasia: Giving Meaning to Measures     219
Intervention in Bilingual Aphasia     245
Index     271

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