Typical and Atypical Language Development in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Weifeng Han (Editor), Chris Brebner (Editor)

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Typical and Atypical Language Development in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity brings together state-of-the-art studies in both typical and atypical language development. Placing the topic in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD), the book offers readers serious theoretical consideration of the topic and provides implications for multilingual educational and clinical practices. The content covers a wide range of topics related to multilingual language development in CALD: typical and atypical language development in CALD, and the interface between both; the relationship between multilingual competence and academic performance in CALD; providing unbiased speech and language measures in CALD; and heritage and minority languages education in CALD. Each chapter outlines the core theoretical and practical issues and explores both theoretical and pedagogical/clinical implications in the area and possible future developments. This volume is an essential resource for all those who study, research, or are interested in multilingual development, educational linguistics, and clinical linguistics in the CALD context.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxon, UK
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages262
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-25119-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-16967-5, 978-1-032-16968-2
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Language Education


  • Bilingualism in children
  • Language acquisition
  • Language and languages-Variation
  • Multilingualism in children


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