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A descriptive study of lexical organisation in bilingual children with language impairment: Developmental changes

Holmström, Ketty LU ; Salameh, Eva-Kristina LU ; Nettelbladt, Ulrika LU and Dahlgren Sandberg, Annika LU (2015) In International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology p.1-12
Abstract
Purpose : This study aimed to describe the development of Arabic and Swedish lexical organisation in bilingual children with

language impairment (BLI).

Method : Lexical organisation was assessed through word associations in 10 BLI and 10 bilingual children with typical

development (BTD), aged 6;2 – 8;0 years, matched for age and gender. The participants were assessed twice, with a 1-year

interval. Word associations were coded as paradigmatic, syntagmatic, phonological, other and no answer. This study reports

analyses of the semantically-related syntagmatic and paradigmatic associations. Using repeated measures ANOVA, main and

interaction effects of Group, Time and Language were examined... (More)
Purpose : This study aimed to describe the development of Arabic and Swedish lexical organisation in bilingual children with

language impairment (BLI).

Method : Lexical organisation was assessed through word associations in 10 BLI and 10 bilingual children with typical

development (BTD), aged 6;2 – 8;0 years, matched for age and gender. The participants were assessed twice, with a 1-year

interval. Word associations were coded as paradigmatic, syntagmatic, phonological, other and no answer. This study reports

analyses of the semantically-related syntagmatic and paradigmatic associations. Using repeated measures ANOVA, main and

interaction effects of Group, Time and Language were examined for paradigmatic and syntagmatic associations separately.

Result : The interaction between Group and Time was signifi cant for both associations. The BLI group increased syntagmatic

associations from time 1 to time 2, while the BTD group increased paradigmatic associations. Results showed a signifi cant

main effect of Language for both types of associations, with better performance in Swedish. Signifi cant Group by Language

interactions resulted from lower Arabic than Swedish syntagmatic and paradigmatic scores for the BLI and BTD groups,

respectively.

Conclusion : Differing developmental trajectories indicate that bilingual children with LI develop lexical organisation at a

slower pace than bilingual peers with typical language development. (Less)
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Bilingualism, lexicon, language impairment
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International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
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Online 17 July 2015
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10.3109/17549507.2015.1060524
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  abstract     = {Purpose : This study aimed to describe the development of Arabic and Swedish lexical organisation in bilingual children with<br/><br>
language impairment (BLI).<br/><br>
Method : Lexical organisation was assessed through word associations in 10 BLI and 10 bilingual children with typical<br/><br>
development (BTD), aged 6;2 – 8;0 years, matched for age and gender. The participants were assessed twice, with a 1-year<br/><br>
interval. Word associations were coded as paradigmatic, syntagmatic, phonological, other and no answer. This study reports<br/><br>
analyses of the semantically-related syntagmatic and paradigmatic associations. Using repeated measures ANOVA, main and<br/><br>
interaction effects of Group, Time and Language were examined for paradigmatic and syntagmatic associations separately.<br/><br>
Result : The interaction between Group and Time was signifi cant for both associations. The BLI group increased syntagmatic<br/><br>
associations from time 1 to time 2, while the BTD group increased paradigmatic associations. Results showed a signifi cant<br/><br>
main effect of Language for both types of associations, with better performance in Swedish. Signifi cant Group by Language<br/><br>
interactions resulted from lower Arabic than Swedish syntagmatic and paradigmatic scores for the BLI and BTD groups,<br/><br>
respectively.<br/><br>
Conclusion : Differing developmental trajectories indicate that bilingual children with LI develop lexical organisation at a<br/><br>
slower pace than bilingual peers with typical language development.},
  author       = {Holmström, Ketty and Salameh, Eva-Kristina and Nettelbladt, Ulrika and Dahlgren Sandberg, Annika},
  issn         = {1754-9515},
  keyword      = {Bilingualism,lexicon,language impairment},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Online 17 July 2015},
  pages        = {1--12},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology},
  title        = {A descriptive study of lexical organisation in bilingual children with language impairment: Developmental changes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2015.1060524},
  year         = {2015},
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