Assessing Asian Language Performance: Guidelines for Evaluating Limited-English Proficient Students

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Li-Rong Lilly Cheng

Assessing Asian Language Performance
222 pages
1991
ISBN: 9780614045864

With Assessing Asian Language Performance you will find information about Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Samoan, Hmong, Laotian, and other languages. The book also presents important information about cultural differences in the pragmatic uses of language and how these differences affect performance at school. Articulation and language differences between English and other languages are described.

Chapter 1 - Asian Cultural and Linguistic Values

  • Approaches to the study of culture
  • Cultural conflict
  • Assimilation and cultural pluralism
  • Education of bilingual bicultural children

Chapter 2 - The Chinese

  • Historical background
  • Ethnic Chinese
  • Chinese traditions and values
  • Chinese immigration to the United States
  • Chinese language considerations
  • English vs. Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • Pragmatic differences between English and Chinese

Chapter 3 - The Indochinese: The Vietnamese, Laotians, Hmong, and Cambodians

Chapter 4 - Other Asians: The Filipinos, Koreans, Japanese, Hawaiians, Guamanians, and Micronesians

Chapter 5 - Barriers to Language Services

Chapter 6 - Second Language Acquisition

Chapter 7 - A Team Approach to Assessment

Chapter 8 - The Assessment of Communicative Competence

Chapter 9 - Assessment Procedures

Chapter 10 - Intervention Issues and Procedures

This book will be helpful in identifying individuals with speech and language disorders who come from Asian language backgrounds. Both the structural and pragmatic aspects of communication are covered in this comprehensive resource.