Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Validity evidence for a sentence repetition test of Swiss German Sign Language

Haug, Tobias ; Batty, Aaron Olaf ; Venetz, Martin ; Notter, Christa ; Girard-Groeber, Simone ; Knoch, Ute ; Audeoud, Mireille

In: Language Testing, 2020, p. 1-22

This article reports on a study seeking evidence of validity according to the socio- cognitive framework (Weir, 2005) for a new sentence repetition test (SRT) for young Deaf L1 Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS) users. SRTs have been developed for various purposes for both spoken and sign languages to assess language development in children. In order to address the need for tests to assess the...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Sign language learning and assessment in German Switzerland : exploring the potential of vocabulary size tests for Swiss German sign language

Haug, Tobias ; Ebling, Sarah ; Braem, Penny Boyes ; Tissi, Katja ; Sidler-Miserez, Sandra

In: Language Education & Assessment, 2019, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 20-40

In German Switzerland the learning and assessment of Swiss German Sign Language (Deutschschweizerische Gebärdensprache, DSGS) takes place in different contexts, for example, in tertiary education or in continuous education courses. By way of the still ongoing implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference for DSGS, different tests and assessment procedures are currently been ...