CLAD - Crosslinguistic Language Diagnosis (P3)

Berlin subproject of www.cladproject.eu

Many language impairments are due to a genetic risk factor, affecting approximately 10% of all children. Undiagnosed language impairment can have significant long-term effects for affected individuals. The genetic risk factors most adversely affect individuals from low socio-economic background.

The CLAD project improves the situation of language impaired individuals by developing a set of diagnostic techniques that allow a fast and easy diagnosis of language impairment. CLAD targets five languages: Rumanian, German, Italian, English, and Lithuanian. The strategy of the CLAD project follows that of the GAPS test developed for English by H van der Lely (2007): CLAD determines the validity of a set of clinical markers for types of language impairment. CLAD broadly targets phenomena in semantics/pragmatics and morphophonology/morphosyntax that current linguistic knowledge predicts to be clinical markers for language impairment across the five languages: scope, implicatures, question exhaustivity, quantifiers, agreement, adjective gradation, and consonant clusters. We expect that these tests will provide a profile of SLI that is largely uniform across the five languages.

Publications

  • Hubert, Anja & Uli Sauerland. 2009. Europäische Zusammenarbeit in der SLI-Forschung. Die Projekte COST A33 und CLAD. In Judith Heide, Sandra Hanne, Oda-Christina Brandt, Tom Fritzsche & Michael Wahl (eds.), Spektrum Patholinguistik (Band 2) - Schwerpunktthema: Ein Kopf - Zwei Sprachen: Mehrsprachigkeit in Forschung und Therapie, 135-144. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag.
  • Hubert, Anja & Uli Sauerland. 2009. Europäische Zusammenarbeit in der SLI-Forschung: Die Projekte COST A33 und CLAD. In Judith Heide und andere (Hrsg.), Spektrum Patholinguistik, 135–144. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag.
  • Katsos, Napoleon, Kazuko Yatsushiro, Uli Sauerland & alii. 2012. The acquisition of quantification across languages: Some predictions. In Alia K. Biller, Esther Y. Chung & Amelia Kimball (eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Child Language Development, volume 2, 258-268. Somerville: Cascadilla.
  • Katsos, Napoleon, Kazuko Yatsushiro, Uli Sauerland & alii. 2012. The acquisition of quantification across languages: Some predictions. In Alia K. Biller, Esther Y. Chung & Amelia Kimball (eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Child Language Development, volume 2, 258-268. Somerville: Cascadilla.
  • Sauerland, Uli & Kazuko Yatsushiro. 2012. Welche Kinder sind in Sprachförderschulen? Eine Regressionsanalyse anhand von Standardtests. Spektrum Patholinguistik. 117-122.
  • Yatsushiro, Kazuko. 2008. The acquisition of determiners: Experimental evidence for two types of presuppositions. In Anna Gavarro & M. João Freitas (eds.), Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2007, 494-504. Cambride (GB): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Yatsushiro, Kazuko. 2008. Quantifier Acquisition: presuppositions of 'every'. In Atle Grønn (ed.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 12, 663-677. Oslo: University of Oslo.

Events

  • 18.3.2009
    CLAD meeting in London
    Organizer: Heather van der Lely
  • 20.10.2008
    Skype meeting
  • 1.10.2008
    CLAD meeting in Aalborg, Denmark
  • 3.-4.4.2008
    Initial meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania