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Performance of typically-developing school-age children with English as an additional language on the British Picture Vocabulary Scales II

Mahon, Merle and Crutchley, Alison (2006) Performance of typically-developing school-age children with English as an additional language on the British Picture Vocabulary Scales II. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 22 (3). pp. 333-351. ISSN 0265-6590

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This study provides preliminary indications of the performance of typically developing children with English as an additional language (EAL) on the British Picture Vocabulary Scales II [BPVS II]. One-hundred and sixty-five children aged four to nine years took part in the study, 69 monolingual English speakers and 96 with EAL. The results indicate an effect of both age and language status, with the EAL children scoring proportionally lower at younger ages. There was a narrowing gap between the scores of EAL and monolingual English children with increasing age. These findings differ somewhat from the suggested BPVS EAL norms, but must be treated cautiously because of the limited sampling frame. Nevertheless, some potentially useful suggestions are made for practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: UoA 57 (English Language and Literature) © 2006 SAGE Publications
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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