Grammatical Profiles

Further Languages of LARSP

Edited by Dr. Martin J. Ball, Paul Fletcher, David Crystal

Publication date:

15 July 2019

Length of book:

328 pages


Multilingual Matters



ISBN-13: 9781788924382

This book brings together 12 previously unpublished language profiles based on the original Language Assessment, Remediation and Screening Procedure (LARSP). The languages featured are: Bangla, Croatian, Colombian Spanish, Inuktitut, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Tamil and Turkish. Some of these languages are included as they are likely to be encountered as home languages of clients by speech-language therapists and pathologists working in the UK, the US, Australia and elsewhere. Others are included because they are languages found where speech-language pathology services are provided, but where no grammatical profile already exists. The collection will be an invaluable resource book for speech-language pathologists who wish to analyse and assess the grammatical abilities of their clients who speak one of these languages. This new collection complements previous books in this series on the same theme and together they cover 34 languages of the world.

LARSP is the gift that keeps on giving for those who want to perform linguistically informed language assessments. The third installment is a welcome addition to the already existing LARSP versions, covering languages from Russian to Swahili with a truly global reach, representing different continents, and including mother tongues from different linguistic branches.