- How do new arrivals compare to heritage speakers in their language competence during primary school and the first years of secondary education (age range 7;0-12;0, Length of Exposure minimum 18 months)?
- Which assessment tools are most successful in identifying SLI in these populations -can the COST tools be applied with older children and new arrivals?
- How does verbal intelligence, language competence, and academic competence evolve in new arrivals and bilingual children with SLI in 12 months?
- Which factors influence positive development (SES, stay in transit countries providing schooling, other languageslearned during transit and flight, family vs. unaccompanied)?
Combination of longitudinal and cross-sectional data; assessing L1 and L2; collecting elicited narratives, repetition data, standardized test results at two times -a year apart; evaluating academic achievement in the second year; parental questionnaire.
Project funded by DFG for 30 months, start April 2017. Test series have started, some COST tools still have to be modified for use with new arrivals.