Web-based British Sign Language Vocabulary Test

Autor/a: MANN, Wolfgang
Año: 2010
Editorial: London: City University, 2010
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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


The purpose of the British Sign Language Vocabulary Test (BSL-VT; Mann, 2009a) is to assess deaf children’s lexical development BSL. It is based on two observations reported in research on acquisition of spoken languages: 1. there is more than one way to know a word, 2. there is a particular order in which words are usually acquired. One of the aims of the BSL-VT is to investigate whether this is also true for sign language acquisition. The BSL-VT looks at deaf children between the ages of 4-16 years. It consists of four tasks, including two comprehension and two production tasks, each of which measure different levels of test takers’ understanding of lexical meaning.