We performed a retrospective analysis of the narrative performance of a
Vietnamese-English Language Learner who was struggling academically. We analyzed
narrative samples in both English and Vietnamese for several variables that have been
found to differentiate between children with language learning impairment (LLI) and
their typically developing (TD) peers. Narratives were collected in both Vietnamese and
English at two time points, separated by a one-year interval. We then compared these
variables to those extracted from narrative samples collected from two TD peers matched
to the struggling learner by age, gender, and language background. By comparing the
performance in these variables, we explored the possibility that our struggling learner has
University of Minnesota M.A. thesis. September 2011. Major: Speech-language-hearing sciences. Advisor: Kathryn Kohnert. 1 computer file (PDF); iv, 82 pages, appendices A-C.
Duong, Irene Hien Minh.
Potential language impairment in a Vietnamese-English bilingual child: insights from narrative analysis..
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