Expected Outcomes of Cost Action IS0804:
- Development of tasks which tap both unique bilingual
phenomena and unique SLI phenomena in order to distinguish
- Better understanding of the relative contribution of
representation and processing capacity in typically developing
bilinguals, in bilingual children with SLI, and in monolingual
children with SLI.
- Creation of guidelines for diagnosis and of instruments
to distinguish typically developing from SLI bilinguals.
- A rationale, based on a strong research base, for decisions
about whether to educate bilingual children with SLI in
a single (home or school) language or bilingually, by
showing whether bilingualism adversely affects children
with BISLI or not.