Specific Language Impairment and Early Second Language Acquisition: The Risk of Over- and Underdiagnosis

@article{Grimm2014SpecificLI,
  title={Specific Language Impairment and Early Second Language Acquisition: The Risk of Over- and Underdiagnosis},
  author={Angela Grimm and Petra Schulz},
  journal={Child Indicators Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={821-841}
}
Child and family risk factors of Specific Language Impairment (SLI), including delayed mastery of early language milestones and family history of language impairment, have been found to affect more SLI children than typically developing (TD) children. However, little to no research has examined whether prevalence differs between monolingual and early second language (eL2) learners. Furthermore, the degree of misdiagnosis in clinical settings is unknown as well as whether monolingual and eL2… 

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