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Title: Language Disorders in Multilingual and Multicultural Populations
Author: Mira Goral
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Institution: Boston University
Author: Peggy S. Conner
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Psycholinguistics
Abstract: We review the characteristics of developmental language disorders (primary language impairment, reading disorders, autism, Down syndrome) and acquired language disorders (aphasia, dementia, traumatic brain injury) among multilingual and multicultural individuals. We highlight the unique assessment and treatment considerations pertinent to this population, including, for example, concerns of language choice and availability of measures and of normative data in multiple languages. A summary of relevant, recent research studies is provided for each of the language disorders selected.

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