The project described in this article reflects the combined expertise of linguists studying the distinctive characteristics of AAE, developmental psycholinguists with extensive experience studying normal acquisition in several domains of language, and clinicians skilled in assessment of and intervention with language-impaired children. Another important feature of the project was that the research contract included an agreement between the principal investigators, the federal funding agency, and a major publishing company (The Psychological Corporation) for the publishers to carry out the field testing and standardization of the assessment instrument as soon as the researchers developed the materials. This considerably reduced the time from conception to publication of the tests.
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Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics