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LINGUIST List 24.5160

Fri Dec 13 2013

Books: The Co-construction of Conversation in Group Oral Tests: Nakatsuhara

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Dec-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: The Co-construction of Conversation in Group Oral Tests: Nakatsuhara
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Title: The Co-construction of Conversation in Group Oral Tests
Series Title: Language Testing and Evaluation
Published: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?260109

Author: Fumiyo Nakatsuhara
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631601099 Pages: 289 Price: U.S. $ 64.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631601099 Pages: 289 Price: U.K. £ 39.60
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631601099 Pages: 289 Price: Europe EURO 49.50
Abstract:

International language tests increasingly use group oral formats in both high- and low-stakes contexts. But how do test-takers with different characteristics interact in such formats? This book explores how test-takers with different extraversion and proficiency levels co-construct spoken interaction in groups. The impact of the two test-taker characteristics was examined across three task types and with two group sizes. Examination of group performances using both statistical and Conversation Analysis tools offered insights into how group conversation is co-constructed. By enhancing our understanding of the group oral test construct, the findings have useful implications for international language test development and enable appropriate choices regarding task type and group size.



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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