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LINGUIST List 22.2094

Mon May 16 2011

FYI: Russian Language Proficiency Test for Children

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        1.     Natalia Gagarina , Russian Language Proficiency Test for Children

Message 1: Russian Language Proficiency Test for Children
Date: 15-May-2011
From: Natalia Gagarina <gagarinazas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Russian Language Proficiency Test for Children
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The Russian language proficiency test for multilingual children is a
linguistically and psycholinguistically-grounded test for L1-Russian
bilingual children of pre-school and elementary school age. It allows the
evaluation of language proficiency in Russian for scientific, therapeutic,
and pedagogical purposes. The test is based on preliminary norms: data of
167 German-Russian bilingual children between the ages of 3 years and 6
years 11 months were evaluated.

Bilingual children’s proficiency is examined in the following language
domains: (i) productive and receptive lexicon for verbs and nouns, (ii)
production of morphological marking on verbs (first and second-person
singular present inflection) and nouns (accusative and dative case
singular), (iii) comprehension of grammatical constructions on the sentence
level. The test should be administered by a competent – ideally native –
speaker of Russian, and takes approximately 60 minutes to administer.

In addition to the test itself, it contains a questionnaire for gathering
detailed information on the input situation as well as the child’s previous
linguistic and extra-linguistic development. The questionnaire is written
in English and Russian and is intended to be filled out by the parents.

Email: testruzas.gwz-berlin.de

Webpage : http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/zaspil54.html?&L=1#c5537

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

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