Assessing Grammar: The Languages of LARSP (Communication Disorders Across Languages)

Assessing Grammar: The Languages of LARSP (Communication Disorders Across Languages)

By: David Crystal (editor), Paul Fletcher (editor), Martin Ball (editor)Hardback

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This collection is a resource book for those working with language disordered clients in a range of languages. It collects together versions of the well-known Language Assessment Remediation Screening Procedure (LARSP) prepared for different languages. Starting with the original version for English, the book then presents versions in more than a dozen other languages. Some of these are likely to be encountered as home languages of clients by speech-language therapists and pathologists working in the UK, Ireland, the US and Australia and New Zealand. Others are included because they are major languages found where speech-language pathology services are provided, but where no grammatical profile already exists.

About Author

Martin J. Ball is Professor of Speech Language Pathology at Linkoeping University, Sweden. He is co-editor of the journal Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics (Taylor & Francis), and the book series Communication Disorders Across Languages (Multilingual Matters). His main research interests include sociolinguistics, clinical phonetics and phonology, and the Celtic languages. David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bangor, UK. Since 1984, he has worked from his home in Holyhead, North Wales as a writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster on linguistics, applied linguistics, and English language studies. His books include The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (2010), The Stories of English (2005) and Internet Linguistics (2011). Paul Fletcher is Emeritus Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at University College Cork, Ireland. Since the 1970s he has published widely on language development and language impairment in children speaking English, and more recently on those speaking Cantonese and Mandarin. His research focus, initially primarily on syntax, has broadened to include vocabulary, and the interaction between vocabulary and syntax in language development.


Martin J Ball: Introduction 1. David Crystal: On the Origin of LARSPecies 2. Paul Fletcher, Thomas Klee and William Gavin: LARSP Thirty Years On 3. Steven Long: `Computerized Profiling' of Clinical Language Samples and the Issue of Time 4. Ruth Berman and Lyle Lustigman: HARSP: A Developmental Language Profile for Hebrew 5. Harald Clahsen and Detlef Hansen: Profiling Linguistic Disability in German-Speaking Children 6. Gerard W. Bol: GRAMAT: A Dutch Adaptation of LARSP 7. Martin J. Ball and Enlli Mon Thomas: LLARSP: A Grammatical Profile for Welsh 8. Jane Stokes: An Investigation of Syntax in Children of Bengali (Sylheti) Speaking Families 9. Tina Hickey: ILARSP: A Grammatical Profile of Irish 10. Habibeh Samadi and Mick Perkins: Persian: Devising the P-LARSP 11. Jelske Dijkstra and Liesbeth Schlichting: Frisian TARSP. Based on the Methodology of Dutch TARSP. 12. Lixian Jin with Bee Lim Oh and Rogayah A. Razak: C-LARSP: Developing a Chinese Grammatical Profile 13. Christophe Parisse, Christelle Maillart and Jodi Tommerdahl: F-LARSP: A Computerized Tool for Measuring Morphosyntactic Abilities in French 14. Ana Isabel Codesido-Garcia, Carmen Julia Coloma, Elena Garayzabal-Heinze, Victoria Marrero, Elvira Mendoza, and M Mercedes Pavez: Spanish Acquisition and the Development of PERSL 15. Seyhun Topbas, OEzlem Cangoekce-Yasar and Martin J. Ball: LARSP for Turkish (TR-LARSP)

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  • ISBN13: 9781847696380
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781847696380
  • weight: 629
  • ISBN10: 1847696384

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