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This site is an online resource for users of the LARSP grammatical profile in several different languages.

Registration for the LARSP Across Languages workshop opened on 1st December 2013. Please use this link to register:

The draft program is now available: see link at left.



The University of Reading and the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism are pleased to announce the LANGUAGES OF LARSP workshop to be held on 27th and 28th March 2014. LARSP originated at the University of Reading. It was created by David Crystal, Paul Fletcher and Mike Garman in 1976 and it applied to English. Since then LARSP has been adapted for other languages and most recently, three volumes have been published profiling LARSP for a number of different languages. Due to the number of researchers working on new versions of LARSP for the languages of LARSP series, we are holding a Workshop and Conference on LARSP so that knowledge can be exchanged, shared and discussed. The workshop is open to not only the designers of the different languages of LARSP, but also to speech and language therapists and those involved in the education of speech and language therapy students, speech and language therapy students and researchers in the field of child language acquisition and disorders.

Workshop contributors will include Professor Paul Fletcher and Dr Vesna Stojanovik.

Registration is open from 1st December 2013

Registration ends: 7th March 2014

Registration fees: 110 for two days (includes lunch and refreshments) (≈ €130.00; US$176.00)

Daily delegates: 60 (≈ €72.00; US$96.00)

Students: 100 for two days (or 50 per day) (≈ €120.00; US$160.00 / €60.00; US$80.00)

Accommodation of various types will be recommended to suit different budgets, from about ₤50.00 a night upwards (≈ €60.00; US$80.00).

Funding is currently being sought to aid authors of LARSP versions who are not supported by their home institutions, though this funding (if obtained) would likely only cover registration and not accommodation, or travel.

Please contact the Organizer if you intend to come to the Workshop: Dr Vesna Stojanovik v.stojanovik@reading.ac.uk



You will find copies of the LARSP Chart for English and equivalents for 12 other languages taken from the 2012 publication Assessing Grammar: the Languages of LARSP published by Multilingual Matters, and edited by Martin J Ball, David Crystal and Paul Fletcher. Link here.

You will also find digital versions of the original books on LARSP; other profile charts designed by David Crystal for prosody, phonology, and semantics; and details of the forthcoming new collection of charts for 15 different languages, and the proposed third collection of some two dozen further languages.

Please note that most of the charts indicate the copyright holders; please contact the copyright holders if you wish to reproduce any of the charts commercially. The webmaster will be able to forward such requests

Contact webmaster here.


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