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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505 0 |a Language profiency interviews : a discourse approach / Agnes Weiyun He and Richard Young -- Re-analyzing the OPI : how much does it look like natural conversation? / Marysia Johnson and Andrea Tyler -- Evaluating learner interactional skills : conversation at the micro level / Heidi Riggenbach -- What happens when there's no one to talk to? : Spanish foreign language discourse in simulated oral proficiency interviews / Dale April Koike -- Answering questions in LPIs : a case study / Agnes Weiyun He -- Framing the language proficiency interview as a speech event : native and non-native speakers' questions / Carol Lynn Moder and Gene B. Halleck -- Miscommunication in language proficiency interviews of first-year German students : a comparison with natural conversation / Maria M. Egbert -- Knowledge structures in oral proficiency interviews for international teaching assistants / Bernard Mohan -- The use of communication strategies in language proficiency interviews / Yumiko Yoshida-Morise -- Meaning negotiation in the Hungarian oral proficiency examination of English / Lucy Katona. 
505 0 |a Maintaining American face in the Korean oral exam : reflections on the power of cross-cultural context / Catherine E. Davies -- Confirmation sequences as interactional resources in Korean language proficiency interviews / Kyu-hyun Kim and Kyung-hee Suh -- Divergent frame interpretations in oral proficiency interview interaction / Steven Ross -- "Let them eat cake!" or How toavoid losing your head in cross-cultural conversations / Richard Young and Gene B. Halleck. 
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