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Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-speaking Children

  • Alejandra Auza Benavides
  • Richard G. Schwartz
  • Offers original empirical studies in children's acquisition of Spanish as a first or second language

  • Covers information from children who develop typically, children at risk, and children with language disorders

  • Brings together contributions from different theoretical and clinical perspectives


Part of the Literacy Studies book series (LITS, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Typical Language Development in Monolingual and Bilingual Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sonia Mariscal, Alejandra Auza Benavides
      Pages 3-36
    3. Eva Aguilar-Mediavilla, Lucia Buil-Legaz, Raül López-Penadés, Daniel Adrover-Roig
      Pages 37-62
  3. Children at Risk of Language Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Miguel Pérez-Pereira, Manuel Peralbo, Alberto Veleiro
      Pages 91-112
    3. Elda Alicia Alva Canto, Paloma Suárez Brito
      Pages 113-128
    4. Silvia Izazola-Ezquerro, Mario Mandujano-Valdés, Rolando Rivera-González, Antonio Sierra-Cedillo, Miriam Figueroa-Olea, Karla Soler-Limón et al.
      Pages 129-146
  4. Children with Specific Language Impairment

  5. Children with Syndromes and other Language Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Eliseo Diez-Itza, Verónica Martínez, Maite Fernández-Urquiza, Aránzazu Antón
      Pages 311-327

About this book


Prominent researchers from the US, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Spain contribute experimental reports on language development of children who are acquiring Spanish. The chapters cover a wide range of dimensions in acquisition: comprehension and production; monolingualism and bilingualism; typical development, children who are at risk and children with language disorders, phonology, semantics, and morphosyntax. These studies will inform linguistic theory development in clinical linguistics as well as offer insights on how language works in relation to cognitive functions that are associated with when children understand or use language. The unique data from child language offer perspectives that cannot be drawn from adult language. The first part is dedicated to the acquisition of Spanish as a first or second language by typically-developing children, the second part offers studies on children who are at risk of language delays, and the third part focuses on children with specific language impairment, disorders and syndromes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alejandra Auza Benavides
    • 1
  • Richard G. Schwartz
    • 2
  1. 1.Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea González”Mexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Program in Speech and HearingCUNY Graduate CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-speaking Children
  • Editors Alejandra Auza Benavides
    Richard G. Schwartz
  • Series Title Literacy Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Literacy Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-53645-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85205-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-53646-0
  • Series ISSN 2214-000X
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-0018
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 355
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psycholinguistics
    Developmental Psychology
    Early Childhood Education
    Cognitive Linguistics
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