Bilingual children with specific language impairment: Theoretical and applied issues

  title={Bilingual children with specific language impairment: Theoretical and applied issues},
  author={Johanne Paradis},
  journal={Applied Psycholinguistics},
  pages={551 - 564}
  • J. Paradis
  • Published 11 June 2007
  • Linguistics
  • Applied Psycholinguistics
Bilingualism is often considered an inappropriate developmental choice for children with specific language impairment (SLI) because, according to a widespread belief, these children's limited capacity for language would be overtaxed by learning two linguistic systems. However, there has not been adequate empirical investigation of SLI in bilingual children to support, or refute, this belief and the professional practices that are based on it. On the theoretical side, two opposing perspectives… 
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