Using MAIN in South Africa

Autor/innen

  • Daleen Klop
  • Monique Visser

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21248/zaspil.64.2020.575

Abstract

South Africa is a country marked by cultural and linguistic diversity with 11 official languages. The majority of school children do not receive their formal schooling in their home language. There is a need for language assessment tools in education and rehabilitation contexts to distinguish between children with language learning problems and/or SLI, and language delay as a result of limited exposure to the language of learning. The Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives (LITMUS-MAIN) provides clinicians and researchers with an appropriate and culturally relevant tool to assess bilingual children in both languages. So far MAIN has been widely used in Afrikaans- English bilingual children. However, translating and adapting MAIN to our other nine official languages to achieve functional and cultural equivalence is more challenging.

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Veröffentlicht

2020

Zitationsvorschlag

Klop, Daleen, und Monique Visser. 2020. „Using MAIN in South Africa“. ZAS Papers in Linguistics 64 (August):207-10. https://doi.org/10.21248/zaspil.64.2020.575.