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Semantisch-lexikalische Diagnostik bei sukzessiv-bilingualen Kindern

Till, Christoph (2021). Semantisch-lexikalische Diagnostik bei sukzessiv-bilingualen Kindern. Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée (113), pp. 175-192.

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The acquisition of a second language in childhood is affected by several factors, including the age of onset, quantity and quality of language input, context of language use, and many more. The impact of these variables is observed in the size and quality of the language-specific lexicons. Therefore, successive bilingual children may show similar vocabulary deficits in their second language as children with lexical developmental deficits. It is necessary to differentiate between these two groups of children, because the latter group needs customized word finding therapy in both their languages, while for the former group, additional education in the second language might be sufficient. Various procedures for diagnosing word finding disorders were developed to fit the needs of bilingual children. In general, these developments are an improvement to standard procedures, but they still fail to accurately identify word finding disorders in bilingual children. However, assessing vocabulary capabilities is a worthwhile endeavor. Strengths and weaknesses can be identified and incorporated into additional language education.

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Journal Article (Original Article)

PHBern Contributor:

Till, Christoph




Jessica Brunner

Date Deposited:

16 Feb 2023 16:44

Last Modified:

17 Apr 2023 09:16

Uncontrolled Keywords:

successive bilingualism, vocabulary deficits, diagnostic procedures, diagnostic accuracy, dynamic assessment




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