Pilot Australian Sign Language Receptive Skills Test

Autor/a: SCHEMBRI, Adam
Año: 2004
Editorial: [S.l.]: [S.n.], 2004
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje, Formación, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


The  BSL Receptive Skills Test (Herman, Holmes, & Woll, 1999) was adapted for Australian Sign Language (Auslan) within the framework of a research project to assess the Auslan and English proficiency of deaf and hearing students in a bilingual program in Sydney, Australia. For the adaptation of the BSL receptive skills test to Auslan (Pilot Auslan Receptive Skills Test or PARST), the introduction, explanations,and the actual test were refilmed, while only two lexical signs (PENCIL and DOG) needed to be substituted (Johnston, 2004). This was possible due to the historical relationship of BSL and Auslan (Johnston, 1989, 2002; McKee & Kennedy, 2000; Woll, 1987).