HIzkuntza Patologien Ikerketa Euskaraz eta eleaniztunengan/ Research on Language pathologies in Basque and in Multilinguals
This project was initiated in May 2015 within the program “Nouveaux-Commanditaires Sciences” mediated by Atelier des jours à Venir: http://www.joursavenir.org/ncs/en. This program aims to “guide and stimulate communities of non-scientists to engage in dialogue with researchers, and to co-create open questions”.
An urgent need for creating language assessment tools adapted for the Basque language, useful for Speech-Language Therapists working with Basque and bilingual populations has been identified. Resarchers in psycholinguistics (Maria-Jose Ezeizaberrena, ELEBILAB, UPV/EHU and Marie Pourquié, IKER) collaborate with a dozen Speech Language Therapists in order to create a tool for assessing language development in Basque speaking children. A pilot study supported by Fondation de France, was carried out in June 2018 in two schools of the Northern Basque country. Research is in progress to standardize the tool. For more information: see CONTACT