Helpful Charts, Tables & More
- Brazilian Portuguese Guide for English Speakers_Consonants
- Brazilian Portuguese Guide for English Speakers_Vowels
- Factors Influencing Communication Development in Monolingual Vs. Bilingual Children
- For the following maps, you may need to download the International Phonetic Alphabet font available for free here if the phonetic symbols do not display correctly.
- Important Case History Information to Obtain
- Language Screener_Internationally Adopted Children
- MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDI) in Other Languages
- Assessment tool for infants and toddlers
- Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability
- Unique and inspirational guidebook for the bilingual journey
- Patterns of Language Development in Internationally Adopted Children
- Phonemic Inventories for Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Pashto and Persian, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
- Phonetic Inventories...the Speech Accent Archive is an excellent resource which contains native phonetic inventories for hundreds of languages as well as listening samples for non-native speakers of English, including phonetic transcription.
- Table: Cultural Differences in Various Cultural Groups Encountered in the U.S.
- Table: Phonological and Language Features of Dialects/Languages Encountered in the U.S.
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