Performance of EAL learners on a non-South African Articulation Test (GFTA-2)

Show simple item record Van Biljon, Sumari Nolte, Berna Van der Linde, Jeannie Zsilavecz, Ursula Louise Naude, Elsie 2016-07-04T08:18:33Z 2015-08
dc.description.abstract Research on the various aspects of child language development in South Africa has generally been an area neglected by specialists in the study of language. In South Africa‟s multilingual urban settings, English is the language of mutual understanding in most classrooms. The assessment of language (including speech sound production) in English additional language (EAL) pre-schoolers is hampered by the fact that insufficient standardized resources are available for use with young multilingual South African children. Research indicates that the Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation – Second Edition (GFTA-2) is a popular formal assessment instrument used for assessing children‟s articulation abilities by many speechlanguage therapists in South Africa. The study described the performance of English second language learners, aged between four and nine years, on the GFTA-2 in an urban region in the Gauteng province of South Africa. A descriptive, dominant-lessdominant model research design was used. No significant difference in performance between the second language learners and the normative indicators was noted. The results illustrate the need to adapt the GFTA-2 for the South African context. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-08-31
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Sumari van Biljon, Berna Nolte, Jeannie van der Linde, Ursula Zsilavecz & Elsie Naude (2015) Performance of EAL learners on a non-South African Articulation Test (GFTA-2), Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 33:2, 129-139, DOI: /10.2989/16073614.2015.1047388. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1607-3614 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1727-9461 (online)
dc.identifier.other /10.2989/16073614.2015.1047388
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © NISC (Pty) Ltd. This is an electronic version of an article published in Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 129-139, 2015. doi :/10.2989/16073614.2015.1047388. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/rall20. en_ZA
dc.subject Speech en_ZA
dc.subject Urban South African context en_ZA
dc.subject English additional language (EAL) en_ZA
dc.subject Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation–Second Edition (GFTA-2) en_ZA
dc.title Performance of EAL learners on a non-South African Articulation Test (GFTA-2) en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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