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    The majority of children with a migration background suffer from language deficits in one or both languages. The aim of our study was to describe the patterns of language acquisition in children with Turkish background in Austria and to find factors which influence these Patterns. Fifty-two children at the age of 5 to 6 years and their parents were assessed. Inclusion criteria for parents were Turkish migration background and use of Turkish at home. Inclusion criteria for children: no hearing impairment, no blindness, no chronic disease, average cognitive development, born in Austria, and attending a kindergarten. Language competence was measured with Havas 5. Parents were administered a questionnaire about socio-demographics and their child centered literacy orientation (CCLO). There was a significant difference between language patterns in Turkish and German. Moreover, language competence was higher in both Turkish and German, the more parents tended to read to their children in Turkish. Children acquired a grammatically correct but simple Turkish, while their competence in German was reduced. Reading to the children seems to stimulate language development not only of their natural language, but also of German. Conclusion: Early literacy in migrant languages should be integrated in training programs.


    Brigitte Eisenwort, Hacire Aslan, Symeyye Nur Yesilyurt, Benedikt Till, Claudia M Klier. Language development in children with migration background and parental reading to children]. Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie. 2017 Jan 19:1-8

    PMID: 28103178

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