Bilingual Language Development & Disorders in Spanish–English Speakers, Third Edition
Communication and Language

Dual language learners are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. student population, and the majority speak Spanish as a first language. This graduate-level textbook—now in its third edition—gives future speech-language pathologists the comprehensive knowledge they need to work effectively with Spanish–English bilingual children and support their language development.

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Dual language learners are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. student population, and the majority speak Spanish as a first language. This graduate-level textbook—now in its third edition—gives future speech-language pathologists the comprehensive knowledge they need to work effectively with Spanish–English bilingual children and support their language development.


Aligned with current best practices and updated with the latest research and new chapters on critical topics, this book prepares SLPs for practice with cutting-edge information on language development and disorders of Spanish–English bilingual children. More than 25 leading researchers compile the high-level knowledge SLPs need to understand the complexity of language development in bilingual children, distinguish language differences from disorders accurately, and conduct effective assessment and intervention. An essential graduate text that will also be a trusted reference for practicing professionals, this third edition gives current and future SLPs a broad, deep, and nuanced understanding of communication development and disorders in SpanishEnglish bilingual children.


NEW CHAPTERS ON: the human right to communicate in more than one language • development of speech perception and production in bilingual preverbal infants • culturally and linguistically responsive approaches to language intervention


UPDATED INFORMATION ON: bilingual language development of English learners • bilingualism and the child socialization process • bilingual lexical development, assessment, and intervention • semantic development • grammatical impairments • morphosyntactic development • cross-linguistic influence and code-switching • oral narrative language skills and disorders • first language loss and attrition • literacy learning • the intersection of language and academics • speech sound development and disorders • fluency • professional development practices

About the Editor
About the Contributors
Preface
For the Reader
Dedication


Chapter 1 – The Human Right to Communicate in More Than One Language
Gabriela Simon-Cereijido

Chapter 2 – Bilingual Language Development of English Learners: Estimating the Growth of Two Languages
Aquiles Iglesias and Raúl Rojas

Chapter 3 – Bilingual Language Acquisition and the Child Socialization Process
Kelly Escobar, Julie Smith, Carol Scheffner Hammer, and Barbara Rodríguez

Chapter 4 – Development of Speech Perception and Production in Bilingual Preverbal Infants
Megha Sundara

Chapter 5 – Cross-Linguistic Influence and Code-Switching
Johanne Paradis and Adriana Soto-Corominas

Chapter 6 – Bilingual Lexical Development, Assessment, and Intervention
Janet L. Patterson and Barbara Zurer Pearson

Chapter 7 – Semantic Development in Spanish–English Bilinguals: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
Elizabeth D. Pena, Ellen Stubbe Kester, and Li Sheng

Chapter 8 – Morphosyntactic Development
Lisa M. Bedore and Solaman J. Cooperson

Chapter 9 – Spanish Child Heritage Speakers: Patterns of Change and Implications for Clinical Practice
Raquel T. Anderson

Chapter 10 – Grammatical Impairments in Spanish–English Bilingual Children
María Adelaida Restrepo and Anny Castilla-Earls

Chapter 11 – The Development of Oral Narrative Language Skills and Disorders in Spanish-English Bilingual Children
Kai Greene and Christine Fiestas

Chapter 12 – Literacy
Megan Dunn Davison and María R. Brea-Spahn

Chapter 13 – Language and the Educational Setting
Lisa M. Lopez

Chapter 14 – Speech Sound Development and Disorders
Christina E. Gildersleeve-Neumann and Brian A. Goldstein

Chapter 15 – Fluency
Nan Bernstein Ratner and Courtney Byrd

Chapter 16 – Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Approaches to Language Intervention
Gabriela Simon-Cereijido and Lucía I. Méndez

Chapter 16 Appendix

Chapter 17 – Professional Development Practices and Content for Professionals Working with Preschool Dual Language Learners
María Adelaida Restrepo and Melissa Pierce

Index

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This book may be appropriate for courses similar to those listed below.
  • Bilingual Speech-Language Assessment and Intervention
  • Assessment & Intervention in Bilingual Populations
  • Bilingual Language Acquisition/Development
  • Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology
  • Multicultural Topics in Communication Disorders
  • Spanish Language Acquisition and Disorders