Expressive Vocabulary Development and Word Combinations of Spanish-English Bilingual Toddlers Parent reports of their children’s expressive vocabulary and word combinations were obtained for 102 21- to 27-month-old children who were exposed to Spanish and English on a regular basis. The data were collected using an adapted version of the Language Development Survey (Rescorla, 1989). Expressive vocabulary size increased with age, ... Research Article
Research Article  |   November 01, 1998
Expressive Vocabulary Development and Word Combinations of Spanish-English Bilingual Toddlers
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Janet L. Patterson
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Contact author: Janet L. Patterson, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of New Mexico, 901 Vassar NE, Albuquerque NM 87131. Email: jpatters@unm.edu
    Contact author: Janet L. Patterson, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of New Mexico, 901 Vassar NE, Albuquerque NM 87131. Email: jpatters@unm.edu×
Article Information
Development / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Research Articles
Research Article   |   November 01, 1998
Expressive Vocabulary Development and Word Combinations of Spanish-English Bilingual Toddlers
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 1998, Vol. 7, 46-56. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0704.46
History: Received October 6, 1997 , Accepted March 30, 1998
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 1998, Vol. 7, 46-56. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0704.46
History: Received October 6, 1997; Accepted March 30, 1998

Parent reports of their children’s expressive vocabulary and word combinations were obtained for 102 21- to 27-month-old children who were exposed to Spanish and English on a regular basis. The data were collected using an adapted version of the Language Development Survey (Rescorla, 1989). Expressive vocabulary size increased with age, and the girls’ mean vocabulary was larger than the boys’ mean vocabulary. Means, medians, and ranges of expressive vocabulary size and percentage of children combining words are presented, and potential screening guidelines are discussed.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access