Service

Ad hoc reviewer of academic journal articles

  • Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
  • Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research
  • Studies in Second Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Research
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
  • Lingua
  • Glossa

Public talks, interviews and media exposure

Assessing language and cognitive abilities in multilingual children

I am familiar with the following assessment tools, and have worked with a number of local and overseas nursery schools and kindergartens to assess their children’s language and cognitive abilities using these tools, the results of which inform both parenting practices and school curriculum development:

  • MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (MB-CDIs), English, Mandarin and Cantonese versions
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ – Fourth Edition (WPPSI™ – IV)
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition (PPVT™-4), English version
  • Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation 3 (GFTA-3)

  • Mandarin Receptive Vocabulary Test (MRVT, Chan, Lee and Yip, 2015)
  • Cantonese Receptive Vocabulary Test (CRVT, HKSAR)

We employ a combination of the above tests with individual multilingual children, hoping to gain a full picture of their language development. We have accumulated a good amount of data in the process, which feed into our unique multilingual database and inform our research.