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ERIC Number: ED360822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Rapid Profile: A Second Language Screening Procedure.
Mackey, Alison; And Others
Working Papers of the National Languages Institute of Australia, v1 n1 p61-82 1991
Rapid Profile, developed by Manfred Pienemann of National Languages Institute of Australia/Language Acquisition Research Centre, is a computer-based procedure for screening speech samples collected from language learners to assess their level of language development as compared to standard patterns in the acquisition of the target language. Rapid Profile was developed from standard Profile Analysis (Fletcher, Garman, & Crystal, 1976) which is based on an interview, full transcription of the interview, and analysis of the transcript. RapPro Trainer uses the same observation interface as the Rapid Profile procedure but has added features based on a compact disc containing high quality recordings of learner speech. Rapid Profile can be carried out in real time, uses spoken data, and uses an informant, an analyst, and a facilitator as participants. Tasks involved in the data elicitation procedure are detailed, as is the observation screen used by the human assessor during the task elicitation/assessment session. Rapid Profile's report module and the training necessary to correctly administer a Rapid Profile assessment are also addressed. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia