Talking and testing : discourse approaches to the assessment of oral proficiency /

This book brings together a collection of current research on the assessment of oral proficiency in a second language. Fourteen chapters focus on the use of the language proficiency interview or LPI to assess oral proficiency. The volume addresses the central issue of validity in proficiency assessm...

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Other Authors: Young, Richard, 1948-, He, Agnes Weiyun.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., ©1998.
Series:Studies in bilingualism ; v. 14.
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Summary:This book brings together a collection of current research on the assessment of oral proficiency in a second language. Fourteen chapters focus on the use of the language proficiency interview or LPI to assess oral proficiency. The volume addresses the central issue of validity in proficiency assessment: the ways in which the language proficiency interview is accomplished through discourse. Contributors draw on a variety of discourse perspectives, including the ethnography of speaking, conversation analysis, language socialization theory, sociolinguistic variation theory, human interaction resea.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 395 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:9789027285546
9027285543
ISSN:0928-1533 ;