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
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., ©1998.
Series:Studies in bilingualism ; v. 14.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 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.
  • 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.