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Title: Language Testing and Assessment
Edited By: Elana Shohamy
Nancy H. Hornberger
URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-90-481-9183-3
Description:

*Presents multiple perspectives on the trait of languages and the method of
assessment
*Features multiple approaches developed for assessment
*Focuses on the societal roles of language testers and their responsibility
to be socially accountable
*Examines language testing in multilingual and diverse contexts

This volume addresses the broad theme and specific topics associated with
current thinking in the field of language testing and assessment. The
volume offers *Multiple perspectives on the ‘what’ (the ‘trait’) of
languages, and the ‘how’ (‘the method’) of assessment *Multiple approaches
developed for assessment especially given the multiplicity of languages
used by many diverse groups of learners in many different contexts *Focus
on the societal roles of language testers, their responsibility to be
socially accountable and to ensure ethicality and professionalism *Focus on
language testing in multilingual and diverse contexts

This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education
published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and
evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the
ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing
pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789048191833
Pages: 528
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