Language development in mono- and multilingual children: A longitudinal approach

Marina Trebbels, Joana Duarte

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Both theoretical considerations and empirical results have emphasized the need for longitudinal data in order to gain a more fine-grained insight into the processes of language acquisition and development. Based on data from a two-wave study on the language development of mono- and multilingual children and adolescents in Hamburg (LiMA Panel Study), this article investigates the productive oral language competencies and patterns of language development in 81 children at the beginning of their school careers. The study identifies differences in the patterns of language development in mono- and multilingual children and discusses several challenges that are related to the assessment of oral language competencies in general and in a longitudinal perspective specifically.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)303-318
Aantal pagina's16
TijdschriftDiskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung
Volume9
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
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StatusPublished - mrt-2014
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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