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Name: Madalena  Cruz-Ferreira (IPA: mɐdɐˈlɛnɐ ˌkɾuʃˈfʁɐiɾɐ)
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State and/or Country: Portugal   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Discipline of Linguistics
Specialty: Multilingual Child Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Publications:

Being Multilingual.
Multilingualism in the home, in school, and in clinic.

2011-2012 (and S.A. Abraham). Lang101: Linguistics for Starters Suite.

-Multilinguals are ...?
-(ed.). Multilingual Norms.

-Three is a Crowd?
-(and J. Niu). Grammar in Real Life. Beijing, CCRTV University Press/Thomson Learning.

Selected Articles/Chapters:
2018. Assessment of communication abilities in multilingual children: Language rights or human rights? International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 20(1): 166-169.

2012. Sociolinguistic and cultural considerations when working with multilingual children. In S. McLeod & B. A. Goldstein (Eds.), Multilingual Aspects of Speech Sound Disorders in Children. Multilingual Matters.

-(and B.C. Ng). Assessing multilingual children in multilingual clinics. Insights from Singapore. In Cruz-Ferreira, M., Ed. Multilingual Norms: 343-396.
-Multilingualism, language norms and multilingual contexts. In Cruz-Ferreira, M., Ed. Multilingual Norms: 1-17.

-Learning English in Singapore: Pronunciation targets and norms. In Silver, R., C. Goh and L. Alsagoff, Eds., Language Learning in New English Contexts. Continuum: 18-31.
-Multilingual accents. Speak Out! (IATEFL) 40: 22-26.
-Flerspråkighet och språkutveckling hos barn. Swea Singapore 2009(1): 46-48.

2005. Past tense suffixes and other final plosives in Singapore English. In Deterding, D., A. Brown and E.L. Low, Eds., English in Singapore: Phonetic Research on a Corpus. McGraw-Hill: 26-36.

2003. Two prosodies, two languages: infant bilingual strategies in Portuguese and Swedish. Journal of Portuguese Linguistics 2(1): 45-60.

2004. Portuguese and English intonation in contrast. Languages in Contrast 4(2): 213–232.

-Prosodic mixes: strategies in multilingual language acquisition. The International Journal of Bilingualism 3(1): 1-21.
-Illustrations of the IPA. Portuguese (European). In Handbook of the International Phonetic Association. Cambridge University Press: 126-130.

1998. Intonation in European Portuguese. In Hirst, D. and A. Di Cristo, Eds. Intonation systems: a survey of twenty languages. Cambridge University Press: 167-178.

1989. A test for non-native comprehension of intonation in English. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching 27(1): 23-39.

1981. Tag questions in Portuguese: grammar and intonation. Phonetica 38(5-6): 341-352.

Online databases:
2009. CHILDES MCF multilingual corpus - Digital sound files.

2008. A bibliography of Singapore Child Language (4th ed.)

-CHILDES Portuguese bibliography.
-CHILDES MCF multilingual corpus.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Language of Language
 Three is a Crowd?
 The Language of Language
 Multilingual Norms
 Multilinguals are ...?
 The Language of Language
 Lang101 Workbook
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Three is a Crowd?
 The Language of Language
Courses Taught: Child Language
Linguistics framework for speech-language therapy
Introductory Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Non-native Comprehension of Intonation Patterns in Portuguese and in English
Dissertation Director * of: The Mixed Language Policy: An alternative to the one-person-one-language policy for a child with bilingual caregivers
(Hazel See, Author)
Reviewer of: Review of Oller: The Emergence of the speech capacity (LL Issue 11.1317)
Discourse Analysis: Muysken (2000) (LL Issue 12.1387)
Review of Yamamoto, Language Use in Interlingual Families (LL Issue 12.2995)
Review of Landau et al, Perception, cognition, and language (LL Issue 12.861)
Philosophy of Language/Cognitive Sciences: Shelley (2003) (LL Issue 15.701)
Lang Acquisition/Phonology: Zamuner (2003) (LL Issue 16.873)
Philosophy of Lang: Harris (2005) (LL Issue 16.3004)
Language Matters (LL Issue 18.211)
Norwegian Examples in International Linguistics Literature (LL Issue 19.1908)
Tur och ordning (LL Issue 20.2181)
Academic Paper Abstract: Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions).

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