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Developing Tests for the Assessment of Traditional Language Skill: A Case Study in an Indigenous Australian Community

Loakes, Debbie; Moses, Karin; Simpson, Jane; Wigglesworth, Gillian


This article reports on the development and piloting of a vocabulary recognition test designed for Indigenous Australian children. The research is both application oriented and development oriented. The aims of the article are to determine how well the test is used as a test instrument and the extent to which children recognize vocabulary items in Walmajarri (a local Indigenous language still spoken mainly by the older generation). The test was developed in collaboration with one community and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Language Assessment Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/15434303.2011.653918


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