View : 122 Download: 0

Receptive vocabulary assessment in Korean-English bilingual children: Cross-linguistic investigations

Title
Receptive vocabulary assessment in Korean-English bilingual children: Cross-linguistic investigations
Authors
Yim D.Yoon S.Lee J.
Ewha Authors
임동선
SCOPUS Author ID
임동선scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
Communication Sciences and Disorders
ISSN
2288-1328JCR Link
Citation
vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 131 - 138
Keywords
Dominant-languageKorean-English bilingual childrenReceptive vocabulary assessment
Publisher
Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Indexed
SCOPUS scopus
Abstract
Objectives: Standardized tests are generally used in clinical settings in order to evaluate vocabulary size. However, this method may either overestimate or underestimate bilingual children's vocabulary skills. The present study investigates standardized tests used with Korean-English bilingual children who have a different dominant language. The purpose of the study is to examine whether social status of a language may influence bilingual children's language outcomes and to investigate the usefulness of composite scoring systems in standardized tests. Methods: Forty-two participants age 3 to 6 formed three groups: Korean-English bilinguals who speak Korean dominantly (KD-KEB), Korean-English bilinguals who speak English dominantly (ED-KEB), and monolinguals who speak Korean (K-MO). The Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary Test (REVT) and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-fourth edition (PPVT-IV) were used; raw score and composite scoring systems were compared (within groups). Results: The raw score was significantly different from Korean-English bilingual children who are dominant in Korean and Korean-English bilingual children who are dominant in English and not significantly different from Korean-English bilingual children who are dominant in Korean and Korean speaking monolingual children. However, the three groups were not significantly different in composite scores of REVT-R and PPVT-IV. Conclusion: Standardized tests can be used to evaluate bilinguals' receptive vocabulary if composite scoring systems are applied. Thus, standardized test can be used selectively based on dominant language. © 2016 Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
DOI
10.12963/csd.14186
Appears in Collections:
사범대학 > 언어병리학과 > Journal papers
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE