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MAIN: Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives

MAIN is part of LITMUS Language Impairment Testing in Multilingual Settings. LITMUS is a battery of tests which was being developed as a result of COST Action IS0804 Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment. Financial support by COST is hereby gratefully acknowledged. 

Addendum  (27 May 2019) 

Important information concerning MAIN - Revised

Ute Bohnacker & Natalia Gagarina

In 2019, we are launching Revised versions of MAIN for 5 languages: English, German, Russian, Swedish and Turkish. These contain updated MAIN scoring sheets and considerably expanded lists of correct and incorrect responses for production and comprehension of macrostructure. These revisions are based on our empirical database of more than 2,500 transcribed MAIN narratives as well as 24,000 responses to comprehension questions from cross-sectional and longitudinal data. The revised versions of MAIN are available in ZASPiL 63.

This Revised version in English also serves as a base for new language adaptations which are available in ZASPiL 64. The Revised version in English should also serve as a base for any other language adaptations of MAIN.

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