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Title: The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing
Edited By: Glenn Fulcher
Fred Davidson
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415570633/
Series Title: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics
Description:

'The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing' offers a critical and
comprehensive overview of language testing and assessment within the
fields of applied linguistics and language study.

An understanding of language testing is essential for applied linguistic
research, language education, and a growing range of public policy issues.
This handbook is an indispensable introduction and reference to the study of
the subject. Specially commissioned chapters by leading academics and
researchers of language testing address the most important topics facing
researchers and practitioners, including:


-An overview of the key issues in language testing
-Key research methods and techniques in language test validation
-The social and ethical aspects of language testing
-The philosophical and historical underpinnings of assessment practices
-The key literature in the field
-Test design and development practices through use of practical examples

'The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing' is the ideal resource for
postgraduate students, language teachers, and those working in the field of
applied linguistics.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415570633
Pages: 546
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