Navigation Links
Researchers get $3.3 million grant to investigate language outcomes of bilingual children
Date:5/19/2010

University of Texas at Austin researchers have received a $3.3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to conduct a five-year study of speech and language development in bilingual children who speak English and Spanish, comparing those whose language skills are delayed with those who have no delays.

"Spanish speakers are the largest language minority in the United States and make up 79 percent of the school age limited English speaking population," says psychologist Zenzi Griffin, a researcher for the project. "Yet, it is unclear how children move from first to second language development and which oral language skills transfer between the two languages. At the same time, there is a popular myth that exposure to two languages will slow down language learning in children, especially those who have language impairment."

Language impairments include difficulty learning and using language rulesin particular grammatical development, usage and vocabularyin children who have no other disabilities that would explain their language delays.

For the study, Griffin will work with Professor Elizabeth Pea and Associate Professor Lisa Bedore, both with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Communication. About 1,800 bilingual children in Austin will be screened starting in preschool, first grade or third grade.

The study will examine the relationship between learning sounds in words, vocabulary and grammar, to compare performance that stems from linguistic experience with performance that reflects language ability. Of those children, a subset of 330 will be followed through fifth grade. This phase of the study will document year-to-year changes in bilingual children's oral language skills in both languages and compare them to English-only speakers.

"I would hope that the research will help us understand how children learn language and how two languages interact in a single person," s
'/>"/>

Contact: Michelle Bryant
mbryant@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-4730
University of Texas at Austin
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UCSF Researchers Identify Regulator of Human Sperm Cells
2. Researchers find broad spectrum antiviral that fights multitude of viruses
3. University of Alberta researchers develop drug interface to save lives
4. Caregivers of ICU patients are collateral damage of critical illness, say Pitt researchers
5. Researchers fight world hunger by mapping the soybean genome
6. HIV researchers solve key puzzle after 20 years of trying
7. UC Davis researchers identify brain protein for synapse development
8. UCLA cancer researchers perform complete genomic sequencing of brain cancer cell line
9. Researchers find new way to study how enzymes repair DNA damage
10. UCLA researchers image earliest signs of Alzheimers, before symptoms appear
11. Researchers find leukemia cells metabolize fat to avoid cell death
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/20/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, a well-known wedding dress manufacturer ... party dresses . In addition, the company has launched a ... the promotion is to benefit all of its big fans. ... store now. , Along with beautiful party dresses, the ... has recently released its new sexy short prom outfits and ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Recently, UWDress.com, ... has launched a promotion for its newly announced ... most of the company’s special occasion outfits are very ... outfits are provided with big savings (up to 65 ... hard to offer more fashionable special occasion outfits for ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... NV (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 ... Dr. Kenneth Pullman that is helping thousands of people ... diabetes symptoms without shots, pills, or prescriptions has caught ... , “There are currently tens of millions of ... Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and unfortunately, big ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 21, 2014 Weight Destroyer , ... fitness expert Michael Wren that has already helped tens ... reverse health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ... Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , “Weight Destroyer ... upside down by showing people what is truly effective ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 6 Minutes to Skinny , a ... Ballantyne that is showing men and women of all ages ... body fat using simple 6-minute exercises and easy-to-follow lifestyle tips ... investigative review. , “When it comes to losing body ... out for all people,” reports Michaels. “Metabolism plays a big ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Beautiful Party Dresses For Autumn Unveiled By iFitDress.com 2Health News:Cheap Evening Cocktail Dresses Recently Introduced At UWDress.com 2Health News:Diabetes Protocol: Review Exposes Kenneth Pullman’s Breakthrough Discovery About Diabetes Management 2Health News:Weight Destroyer: Review Exposes Michael Wren’s Guide to Effective Weight Loss and Improved Health 2Health News:Weight Destroyer: Review Exposes Michael Wren’s Guide to Effective Weight Loss and Improved Health 3Health News:6 Minutes to Skinny: Review Exposes Craig Ballantyne’s Method to Jump Starting the Metabolism and Blasting Away Body Fat in Just 6 Minutes Per Day 2
... cancer is expected to be unsuccessful. Statisticians with the US ... in the hunt for common inherited genetic variants that would ... there are a number of problems when doing such a ... that common genes are unlikely to exist nor have ...
... With one of the highest percentages of undernourished children ... states a new World Bank report released Thursday//. ... significant changes to address the current malnutrition crisis," states ... and Action". ,The prevalence of underweight children in ...
... Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and Jaakko Kaprio, a genetic ... waste of time and money to search for genes linked ... Medical Journal. They say that there is very little chance ... is being invested. Researchers believe that if they can identify ...
... should practice less invasive surgery for by pass surgery. They ... increase the chances of exposing patients to innumerable infections. Most ... infections. In the traditional method the great saphenous vein is ... This enhances the blood flow to the heart muscle ...
... of the American Society of Nephrology has stated that ... failure//. ,"Our results confirm an accumulating body of ... causative factor in kidney disease," comments Dr. Elisabeth Ejerblad ... study. ,Dr. Ejerblad and colleagues assessed body mass ...
... will help cigarette smokers to quit smoking, wins ... active ingredient in Chantix is varenicline tartrate. The ... better effectiveness shown in preliminary trials compared to ... priority review get approved or rejected within six ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Malnutrition Crisis On Rise In India: World Bank 2Health News:Kidney Failure three times pronounced with obesity 2
(Date:9/20/2014)... 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC Canada, in ... its Mylan-Nitro Spray 0.4 mg/metered dose due to the product ... component. A missing "dip tube" could pose ... patient. This defect may lead patients to believe they are ... access it. Not receiving nitroglycerin could place them at risk ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Medical ... forging relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) who ... competition. Despite the critical nature of the MSL ... challenges, including altering the landscape for creating and ... According to research, the oversight responsibility for the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ... directors of PDL BioPharma, Inc. ("PDL" or the "Company") ... has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders or violated ... 2014, the Company disclosed: "On September 11, 2014, [PDL] ... Ernst & Young LLP ("EY"), that it was resigning ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advisory - Mylan Pharmaceuticals recalling nitroglycerin spray due to defective pump 2Role of Medical Science Liaisons Shifting in Healthcare Industry 2Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of PDL BioPharma, Inc. 2
... a,division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced today,that the ... pediatric,exclusivity for TOPAMAX(R) (topiramate), based on studies submitted ... to investigate the use of TOPAMAX,in pediatric patients ... seizures., In addition to granting pediatric exclusivity, ...
... There are a record 301,new medicines being ... released here today during a briefing that focused ... patients, their families,and society. Nationwide, mental illness affects ... the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers,of America (PhRMA), featured ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Grants Pediatric Exclusivity for TOPAMAX(R), Extending the Marketing Exclusivity by Six Months 2FDA Grants Pediatric Exclusivity for TOPAMAX(R), Extending the Marketing Exclusivity by Six Months 3More Than 300 New Medicines Being Developed for Mental Illnesses 2More Than 300 New Medicines Being Developed for Mental Illnesses 3More Than 300 New Medicines Being Developed for Mental Illnesses 4
An entirely new way to brighten and enhance natural eye color....
Disposable-type color lenses for exciting eye color change....
... The world standard in corneal ... like endothelium, descemet's membrane, stroma, Bowman's ... of Corneal Components. Broad Applications in ... pachymetry, post-surgery interface evaluation, endothelial cell ...
... Vasculight SR improves the appearance of photo-aged ... benign brown pigments, telangiectasias, and broken capillaries. ... pulsed light (IPLTM) treats pigmentary sun damage ... combined approach of IPL and the Nd:YAG ...
Medicine Products: