ERIC Number: ED205038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Communication Assessment of the Bilingual Bicultural Child: Issues and Guidelines.
Erickson, Joan Good, Ed.; Omark, Donald R., Ed.
This collection provides information on the communicative assessment, bilingualism, concepts in testing, and assessing language in context. The text is comprised of the following chapters: (1) "Communication Assessment of the Bilingual Bicultural Child," by J. Erickson; (2) "Concepts in Bilingualism and Their Relationship to Language Assessment," by P. McCollum; (3) "Issues and Procedures in the Analysis of Syntax and Semantics," by L. Locke; (4) "Considerations in Phonological Assessment," by J. Anderson; (5) "Conceptualizations of Bilingual Children," by D. Omark; (6) "Evaluating Language Assessment Tests," by E. Leemann; (7) "Discrete Point Language Tests of Bilinguals," by E. C. Day and others; (8) "Quasi-Integrative Approaches," by P. McCollum and E. C. Day; (9) "Assessing Communicative Competence,; by E. C. Day; (10) "Pragmatics and Language Assessment," by K. Sridhar; (11) "The Role of Contextual Factors in Language Use and Language Assessment," by J. Walters; and (12) "Pragmatics and Ethological Techniques for the Observational Assessment of Children's Communicative Abilities," by D. Omark. Three appendices include suggestions for interviewing children, rules for calculating mean length of utterances for Spanish, and an annotated bibliography. (AMH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Children, Communicative Competence (Languages), Culture Fair Tests, Elementary Education, Interviews, Language Aptitude, Phonology, Pragmatics, Syntax, Testing, Testing Problems
University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 ($25.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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