ERBIS research

Receptive age of acquisition of German and Spanish adjectives

adj_poster Agnes Groba & Annick De Houwer, May 2011

Project status: questionnaire completed (May 2011), screening tool: currently being developed (June 2011)

As part of her dissertation project, ERBIS member Agnes Groba administered a questionnaire with native German-speaking and native-Spanish speaking adults, asking them to rate the receptive age of acquisition for 258 German and 161 Spanish adjectives, respectively. The results are currently being used to develop a German-Spanish bilingual adjective-comprehension screening tool for children aged 3 and 5.

For more details about the German questionnaire and the full results, click here: German adjectives.

For more details about the Spanish questionnaire and the full results, click here: Spanish adjectives.

A poster with more information on the findings was presented at the GISKID conference in Leipzig (May 2011). You can click on the image to download the poster.

For more information, please contact Agnes Groba at


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