Department of Child Language is responsible for adaptation in Russian the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/cdi/cdiwelcome.htm

Our study investigates language development in Russian children from 8 to 36 months. We have been carrying out this research since 2000.
The Russian version of the CDI-I was administered to 768 monolingual infants (352 girls and 416 boys from 8 to 18 months ). The number of sections and items of vocabulary checklist includes 19 sections, 441 items (404 without onomatopeia). We also have sections: Signs of understandings, Phrases Understood, Actions and Gestures. The Russian version of the CDI-II was administered to 1037 monolingual
toddlers (550 girls and 487 boys from 18 to 36 months). The number of sectionsand items of vocabulary checklist includes 21 sections, 728 items (690 withoutonomatopeia). Qualitative differences of lexicon in Russian version of DI-I and DI-II incomparison of English version are great.
Grammar sections have been developed according to morphological and syntactic features of Russian (7 sections, 99 items). We have sections: How does your child use words? Have your child begun to combine words? Can your child use iflectional forms, answering the questions? The three longest sentences; Can your child use iflectional forms in a sentence? How does your child use flexions of verbs and nouns? an your child construct innovations?
Working group:
Heard of Department of Child Language, Prof.Stella N.Ceytlin, PhD,DSc
Senior lecturer, PhD Marina Eliseeva
Senior research worker, Laboratory of Information Technologies and
Mathematical Simulation, Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Elena Vershinina
Laboratorian Tatyana Lavrova
Senior research worker Victoria Ryskina
Publication in Russian:
1.Marina Eliseeva,"MacArthur CDI in Russian"
2.Marina Eliseeva, Elena Vershina "Some norms of language development of children from18 to 36 m"

. .., 2009.