LINGUIST List 12.782

Wed Mar 21 2001

Books: Applied Linguistics

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  1. Vinegrad, Anna, Applied Linguistics: The Power of Tests by Elana Shohamy
  2. Vinegrad, Anna, Applied Ling: An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning & Teaching

Message 1: Applied Linguistics: The Power of Tests by Elana Shohamy

Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 18:20:01 -0000
From: Vinegrad, Anna <Anna.Vinegradpearsoned-ema.com>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: The Power of Tests by Elana Shohamy


The Power of Tests
A Critical Perspective on the Uses of Language Tests

Elana Shohamy


The Power of Tests applies a critical perspective of language tests by
examining their uses and consequences in education and society and by
viewing tests not as isolated events but rather as embedded in social,
educational and political contexts.

The book is divided into four parts: the first part establishes the
power of tests through echoing the voices of test takers, describing
the features of the power of tests, and the temptations that tests
offer to bureaucrats who use them for power and control. The second
part reports on studies that provide empirical evidence about
intentions and effects of a number of large scale language tests. The
third part interprets the results by examining their consequences on
education and society, arriving at a model of tests' use. The final
section of the book offers strategies for controlling and minimising
the misuses of tests by introducing the notion of Critical Language
Testing which calls for the examination of the consequences and
misuses of tests, monitoring of power and pointing to their unethical
uses. It also provides a comprehensive discussion of the
responsibilities of language testers, including a new Code of Ethics,
as well as strategies for guarding and protecting the rights of test
takers.


Longman
Language in Social Life Series
2001/208pp
0-582-42335-X/Pb/List:: �17.99

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Message 2: Applied Ling: An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning & Teaching

Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 18:54:23 -0000
From: Vinegrad, Anna <Anna.Vinegradpearsoned-ema.com>
Subject: Applied Ling: An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning & Teaching


Subfield: Applied Linguists

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Keith Johnson

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching presents an
engaging, student-friendly guide to the fields of foreign language
learning and teaching.

Aimed at students beginning their study of these fields, the book
provides essential background information and deals with language
learning and teaching in a clear and comprehensible way. Attention is
also given to practical matters related to classroom teaching.

The book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of the field
and provides suggestions throughout for discussion and workshop
activities. Although most of the examples used deal with English as a
foreign language, the book offers a suitable introduction for teachers
of any foreign language.

Longman
learning about language series
2001/352pp
0-582- 29086 -4 pb/List: �17.99



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----------------- Major Supporters ---------------- 
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Athelstan Publications http://www.athel.com
Blackwell Publishers http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/
Blackwell Publishers http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/
Cambridge University Press http://www.cup.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Elsevier Science Ltd. http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/linguistics
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
http://www.benjamins.nl/
Kluwer Academic Publishers http://www.wkap.nl/
Lernout & Hauspie http://www.lhsl.com
Lincom Europa http://www.lincom-europa.com
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/books-legacy.tcl
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.deGruyter.de/hling.html
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford UP http://www.oup-usa.org/
Pearson Education http://www.pearsoneduc.com/catalog.html
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Springer-Verlag http://www.springer.de
Summer Institute of Linguistics http://www.sil.org/
---------Other Supporting Publishers-------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
Finno-Ugrian Society http://www.helsinki.fi/jarj/sus/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass http://www.umass.edu/linguist/GLSA/
Kingston Press Ltd. http://www.kingstonpress.com
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
Linguistic Society of Southern Africa (LSSA) http://www.safest.org.za/bsp
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au
Pacini Editore Spa http://www.pacinieditore.it/
Virittaja Aikakauslehti http://www.helsinki.fi/jarj/kks/virittaja.html
Friday, March 16, 2001