Multilingual speech and language development and disorders

Helen Grech, Sharynne McLeod

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

17 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The majority of people in the world understands and speaks more than one language. Multilingualism is supported by the media, mobility (both legal and illegal), international economics, global literacy initiatives, progress in information technology, the drive for lifelong learning, and many other factors. Within this chapter different definitions of multilingualism will be explained; particularly relating to concepts such as successive and sequential multilingualism, and language proficiency. Reasons children are multilingual will be discussed, with particular emphasis on international migration. Features of typical and atypical speech and language acquisition will be contrasted. This will be followed by a discussion of the challenges related to assessment and differential diagnosis to distinguish between difference and disorder in multilingual children. Intervention strategies particularly, regarding the language/s of instruction and whether instruction in one language is able to be generalized to another will also be discussed. Finally, recommendations for future research will be provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication disorders in multicultural and international populations
EditorsDolores E Battle
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherElsevier
Chapter7
Pages120-147
Number of pages28
Edition4
ISBN (Print)9780323066990
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Fingerprint

multilingualism
language
language of instruction
international economics
intervention strategy
lifelong learning
international migration
language acquisition
information technology
literacy
instruction

Grant Number

  • FT0990588

Cite this

Grech, H., & McLeod, S. (2012). Multilingual speech and language development and disorders. In D. E. Battle (Ed.), Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations (4 ed., pp. 120-147). United States: Elsevier.
Grech, Helen ; McLeod, Sharynne. / Multilingual speech and language development and disorders. Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations. editor / Dolores E Battle. 4. ed. United States : Elsevier, 2012. pp. 120-147
@inbook{2dcb2e8d3fbe49d4a97a4cae6ed96d2c,
title = "Multilingual speech and language development and disorders",
abstract = "The majority of people in the world understands and speaks more than one language. Multilingualism is supported by the media, mobility (both legal and illegal), international economics, global literacy initiatives, progress in information technology, the drive for lifelong learning, and many other factors. Within this chapter different definitions of multilingualism will be explained; particularly relating to concepts such as successive and sequential multilingualism, and language proficiency. Reasons children are multilingual will be discussed, with particular emphasis on international migration. Features of typical and atypical speech and language acquisition will be contrasted. This will be followed by a discussion of the challenges related to assessment and differential diagnosis to distinguish between difference and disorder in multilingual children. Intervention strategies particularly, regarding the language/s of instruction and whether instruction in one language is able to be generalized to another will also be discussed. Finally, recommendations for future research will be provided.",
author = "Helen Grech and Sharynne McLeod",
note = "Imported on 12 May 2017 - DigiTool details were: Edition (250a) = 4th; publisher = United States: Elsevier, 2012. Grant ID (550a) = FT0990588. editor/s (773b) = Dolores E Battle; Issue no. (773s) = 7; Parent title (773t) = Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations.",
year = "2012",
language = "English",
isbn = "9780323066990",
pages = "120--147",
editor = "Battle, {Dolores E}",
booktitle = "Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations",
publisher = "Elsevier",
address = "Netherlands",
edition = "4",

}

Grech, H & McLeod, S 2012, Multilingual speech and language development and disorders. in DE Battle (ed.), Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations. 4 edn, Elsevier, United States, pp. 120-147.

Multilingual speech and language development and disorders. / Grech, Helen; McLeod, Sharynne.

Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations. ed. / Dolores E Battle. 4. ed. United States : Elsevier, 2012. p. 120-147.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

TY - CHAP

T1 - Multilingual speech and language development and disorders

AU - Grech, Helen

AU - McLeod, Sharynne

N1 - Imported on 12 May 2017 - DigiTool details were: Edition (250a) = 4th; publisher = United States: Elsevier, 2012. Grant ID (550a) = FT0990588. editor/s (773b) = Dolores E Battle; Issue no. (773s) = 7; Parent title (773t) = Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - The majority of people in the world understands and speaks more than one language. Multilingualism is supported by the media, mobility (both legal and illegal), international economics, global literacy initiatives, progress in information technology, the drive for lifelong learning, and many other factors. Within this chapter different definitions of multilingualism will be explained; particularly relating to concepts such as successive and sequential multilingualism, and language proficiency. Reasons children are multilingual will be discussed, with particular emphasis on international migration. Features of typical and atypical speech and language acquisition will be contrasted. This will be followed by a discussion of the challenges related to assessment and differential diagnosis to distinguish between difference and disorder in multilingual children. Intervention strategies particularly, regarding the language/s of instruction and whether instruction in one language is able to be generalized to another will also be discussed. Finally, recommendations for future research will be provided.

AB - The majority of people in the world understands and speaks more than one language. Multilingualism is supported by the media, mobility (both legal and illegal), international economics, global literacy initiatives, progress in information technology, the drive for lifelong learning, and many other factors. Within this chapter different definitions of multilingualism will be explained; particularly relating to concepts such as successive and sequential multilingualism, and language proficiency. Reasons children are multilingual will be discussed, with particular emphasis on international migration. Features of typical and atypical speech and language acquisition will be contrasted. This will be followed by a discussion of the challenges related to assessment and differential diagnosis to distinguish between difference and disorder in multilingual children. Intervention strategies particularly, regarding the language/s of instruction and whether instruction in one language is able to be generalized to another will also be discussed. Finally, recommendations for future research will be provided.

M3 - Chapter (peer-reviewed)

SN - 9780323066990

SP - 120

EP - 147

BT - Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations

A2 - Battle, Dolores E

PB - Elsevier

CY - United States

ER -

Grech H, McLeod S. Multilingual speech and language development and disorders. In Battle DE, editor, Communication disorders in multicultural and international populations. 4 ed. United States: Elsevier. 2012. p. 120-147