Project NASUD - Typical and Atypical Language Development

Project NASUD - Typical and Atypical Language Development

Project NASUD - Typical and Atypical Language Development

NASUD is a national research project funded for a three-year period (2008-2011) with 4.1 mill. DKK / 500 mill. € from The Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation (the research council for Culture and Communication).

The project investigates typical and Atypical Language Development by Danish Preschool and School Children involving the Standardisation of a test that measures Grammatical Comprehension.

Danish contribution to cross-linguistic research on language developement by typical and atypical developing children led by developmental psychologist Dr. Kristine Jensen de López.

NASUD is affiliated to Cognitive Psychology Unit at the Department of Communication and Psychology.

The NASUD project consists of three main projects:


The Identification of Danish’s developmental of syntax and semantics in comparison with children acquiring other European languages. The project is cross-linguistic in nature and contributes to the process of identifying robust cross-linguistically robust stages of children’s linguistic performance language competence. This subproject is intrinsically linked to the European cross-linguistic language development study, which receives funding from ESF through a COST network during a 4-year period.


The description of Danish-acquiring children with Developmental Language Disorder or SLI. This project is defined as a three-year Phd-project and is carried out by Master in psychology Lone Sundahl Olsen. The project is also linked directly to the European COST project in that several of the experiments developed in the European project will be applied in the identification of the central problems expressed by this group of children.


The third subproject carries out the development, adaptation and standardisation of the Danish version of Dorothy Bishop’s Test of Reception of Grammar (TROG2). The first pilot version of the test has now been tested with 113 Danish-speaking school children age 8 to 13 years. The final version is expected ready by summer 2009.

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