Implications of bilingual development for specific language impairments in Turkey

Topbas S.

CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, vol.25, no.11-12, pp.989-997, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 11-12
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/02699206.2011.622425
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.989-997
  • Keywords: multilingualism, specific language impairment, Turkish, Kurdish
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


The potential impact of bilingualism on children's language development has emerged as a crucial concern for Turkey, but so far it has not been addressed from the point of view of language disorders. This short review examines the potential impact of bilingual language development for language impairments in Turkey, with special emphasis on the largest minority population speaking Kurdish and Turkish.