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The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


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Language Value

Call Deadline: 17-Nov-2014

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Research on New Methods for Testing Language Skills: A Focus on Speaking Performance

Language Value, www.e-revistes.uji.es/languagevalue (ISSN 1989-7103) welcomes submissions of papers for our next issue on the following topics:
- The role of test-taker feedback in the test development process
- Interviewer/test-taker style and candidate performance
- Placement, diagnostic, progress, achievement, aptitude and proficiency tests
- Rater characteristics and rater bias
- Communicative approaches to SL/FL testing
- Proficiency scales and testing techniques
- Oral proficiency interviewing using video teleconferencing
- Quantitative and qualitative assessment in speaking test performance
- Measuring pronunciation accuracy using computerized techniques
- Pragmatic and sociolinguistic competence in teaching and testing speaking
- Task difficulty in speaking tests
- Paired and group interaction in oral assessment
- Peer-assessment of oral communicative competence
- Interview techniques and scoring criteria
- Measures and perceptions of fluency in speech
- Computerized oral proficiency tests
- Correlation between human and machine ratings

Articles of c. 5,000-8,000 words, as well as any inquiries regarding the issue, should be sent by email to the journal's address (lvalue@uji.es).

See the website of the journal for further information for authors (http://www.e-revistes.uji.es/languagevalue/information/authors).

This issue will also publish book, website and multimedia reviews relevant to its contents. Please contact the Editors if you wish to send a copy of a volume, refer to a website or other products to be reviewed in the journal.


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