Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-English Speakers, Second Edition

Volume Editor: Brian A. Goldstein Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Foreword Author: D. Kimbrough Oller Ph.D.

Format: Paperback, 416 pages, 7.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781598571714
Price: $48.95

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Because dual language learners are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. student population—and the majority speak Spanish as a first language—the new generation of SLPs must have comprehensive knowledge of how to work effectively with bilingual speakers. That's what they'll get in the second edition of this book, an ideal graduate-level text and an essential resource for every practicing SLP.

Fully updated with five new chapters on hot topics (see below), an expanded age range that includes infants and toddlers, and cutting-edge research findings, this book arms SLPs with the most current information on language development and disorders of Spanish-English bilingual children. More than 25 leading researchers give SLPs in-depth, high-level coverage of a broad range of critical topics, including

  • social-cultural factors affecting language acquisition
  • diagnosis of language disorders
  • effective professional development
  • infant/toddler language development
  • first language loss
  • bilingual lexical development
  • semantic development
  • verbal morphology and vocabulary
  • morphosyntactic development
  • code-switching
  • grammatical impairments
  • narrative development and disorders
  • phonological development and disorders
  • fluency

SLPs will have the sophisticated knowledge they need to accurately distinguish language disorders from typical bilingual development, and they'll get a complete language intervention framework they can use as a guide for their own practice.

Whether used as a graduate text or a trusted reference, this book will help SLPs fully understand the complexity of language development in bilingual children, diagnose disorders accurately, and conduct effective assessment and intervention for the growing number of Spanish–English bilingual speakers.

With 5 new chapters!

  • Literacy
  • Language Processing and Production in Infants & Toddlers
  • Cross-Linguistic Influence & Code-Switching
  • Language and the Educational Setting
  • Professional Development


Review by: David Ingram, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University
"Since I first saw the first edition in manuscript, it has been my first recommendation to my students, and will be even more so with the new material. I'd like to give my fullest endorsement to this wonderful work on dual language learning."
Review by: Madalena Cruz-Ferreira, Independent Researcher in multilingualism and child language
A timely must-have reference for anyone working in multilingual settings, and for anyone concerned with the implementation of fair assessment practices which do justice to multilingualism.
Review by: Joy Coulis, speech-language pathologist
"During an era of accountability, evidence-based practice, and growing diversity, [this book] provides practicing speech-language pathologists and graduate students with content to advance their skills, contribute to their confidence and success, and maintain the integrity of the scope of practice."
Review by: Sharynne McLeod, Charles Sturt University, Australia
"All speech-language pathologists who work with Spanish-English speaking children need to read this book. It is a distillation of evidence regarding speech, language, literacy and professional practice addressing infancy to adolescence."
Review by: Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, Professor, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, California State University, Sacramento
"This timely, important book makes a much-needed contribution to the field . . . a must for professionals in both research and clinical settings!"

Table of Contents

About the Editor
About the Contributors
Foreword: D. Kimbrough Oller
Preface to the Second Edition

I. Setting the Stage

  1. Bilingual Language Development of English Language Learners: Modeling the Growth of Two Languages
    Aquiles Iglesias & Raúl Rojas

  2. Bilingual Language Acquisition and the Child Socialization Process
    Carol Scheffner Hammer & Barbara Rodríguez

  3. Language Processing and Production in Infants and Toddlers
    Barbara T. Conboy

  4. Cross-Linguistic Influence and Code-Switching
    Johanne Paradis

II. Lexical and Semantic Aspects

  1. Processing Skills in Early Sequential Bilinguals
    Kathryn Kohnert

  2. Bilingual Lexical Development, Assessment, and Intervention
    Janet L. Patterson & Barbara Zurer Pearson

  3. Semantic Development in SpanishEnglish Bilinguals: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
    Elizabeth D. Peña, Ellen Stubbe Kester, & Li Sheng

III. From Grammar to Discourse

  1. Verbal Morphology and Vocabulary in Monolinguals, Emerging Bilinguals, and Monolingual Children with Primary Language Impairment
    Donna Jackson-Maldonado

  2. Morphosyntactic Development
    Lisa M. Bedore, Solaman J. Cooperson, & Karin M. Boerger

  3. First Language Loss in Spanish-Speaking Children: Patterns of Loss and Implications for Clinical Practice
    Raquel T. Anderson

  4. Grammatical Impairments in SpanishEnglish Bilingual Children
    María Adelaida Restrepo & Vera F. Gutíerrez-Clellen

  5. Narrative Development and Disorders in Bilingual Children
    Vera Gutíerrez-Clellen

  6. Literacy
    Megan Dunn Davison & María Brea-Spahn

  7. Language and the Educational Setting
    Lisa López

IV. Speech Characteristics

  1. Phonological Development and Disorders
    Brian A. Goldstein & Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann

  2. Fluency
    Nan Bernstein Ratner

V. Research to Practice

  1. Language Intervention with Bilingual Children
    Kathryn Kohnert & Ann Derr

    Appendix: Resources for Spanish–English Speech–Language Therapy

  2. Professional Development Practices and Content for Professionals Working with Preschool Dual Language Learners
    María Adelaida Restrepo & Shelley Gray


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