MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories Adaptations in Other Languages

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German

There are two authorized adaptations of the CDI to German (as well as the Austrian German adaptation listed separately). One is the FRAKIS instrument, developed by Szagun and colleagues, and the other is the ELFRA instrument, developed by Grimm and colleagues.

1. FRAKIS

Contact: Professor Gisela Szagun
Developmental Science Research Department
Division of Psychology & Language
University College London
2 Wakefield Street
London WC1N 2PF
United Kingdom

Email: gisela.szagun@googlemail.com

www.giselaszagun.com

Contact: Dipl.-Psych. Barbara Stumper
Abteilung für Vergleichende und Entwicklungspsychologie
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

Email: barbara_stumper@eva.mpg.de

 

Szagun, G., Stumper, B. & Schramm, A.S. (2009). Fragebogen zur frühkindlichen Sprachentwicklung (FRAKIS) und FRAKIS-K (Kurzform). Frankfurt: Pearson Assessment. http://www.pearsonassessment.de

Literature describing the spontaneous speech data the items in FRAKIS are based on

Szagun, G. (2001). Learning different regularities: The acquisition of noun plurals by German-speaking children. First Language, 21, 109-141.

Szagun, G. (2004a). German – Szagun. Talk Bank. http://childes.psy.cmu.edu

Szagun, G. (2004b). Learning by ear: On the acquisition of case and gender marking by German-speaking children with cochlear implants and with normal hearing. Journal of Child Language, 31, 1-30.

Szagun, G., Stumper, B. Sondag, N. & Franik, M. (2007). The acquisition of gender marking by young German-speaking children: Evidence for learning guided by phonological regularities. Journal of Child Language, 34, 445-471.

Szagun, G., Steinbrink, C., Franik, M. & Stumper, B. (2006). Development of vocabulary and grammar in young German-speaking children assessed with a German language development inventory. First Language, 26, 259-280.
Szagun, G., Stumper, B. & Schramm, A.S. (2009). Fragebogen zur frühkindlichen Sprachentwicklung (FRAKIS) und FRAKIS-K (Kurzform). Frankfurt: Pearson Assessment.

2. ELFRA

Contact: Hannelore Grimm
Abteilung fuer Psychologie
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld, Germany
hgrimm@uni-bielefeld.de

Grimm, H., Doil, H. (2000). Elternfragebogen fur die Frueherkennung von Risikokindern. ELFRA-1: Elternfragebogen fur einjaehrige Kinder: Sprache, Gesten, Feinmotorik. ELFRA-2: Elternfragebogen fur zweijaehrige Kinder: Sprache und Kommunikation. Goettinngen: Hogrefe Verlag

The test can be ordered at:

Testzentrale Goettingen; Robert-Bosch-Breite 25; 37079 Goettingen; Germany
(www.hogrefe.de; E-mail:testzentrale@hogrefe.de)