Publication: How to quantify bilingual experience

In our our newly published paper, we worked with 132 researchers, teachers, and speech & language therapists from 29 countries to determine how to quantify bilingual experience in children. We:

  • identified readiness to adopt common methods for the documentation of bilingual experience
  • report the level of consensus regarding which aspects of bilingual experience need to be documented to inform research and practice
  • argue that the reliability of derived measures of bilingualism is determined by how their components are documented and quantified
  • discuss the limitations of the Delphi approach and issues of bias, as well as the risks and limitations of standardised questionnaires

The paper has been published in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition and it can be accessed freely here.