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Journal Title: Language Teaching
Volume/Issue:   42/1
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Recent developments in language assessment and the case of four large-scale tests of ESOL ability
by Stephen Stoynoff
pp 1-40

Editor's note
by pp i-ii

Negotiated interaction in the L2 classroom
by Johannes Eckerth
pp 109-130

AILA Africa Research Network Launch 2007: Research into the use of the African languages for academic purposes
by Rosemary Wildsmith-Cromarty
pp 131-134

Review of recent research (2002–2008) on applied linguistics and language teaching with specific reference to L2 German (part 1)
by Johannes Eckerth, Karen Schramm, Erwin P Tschirner
pp 41-66

Assessing intercultural capability in learning languages: Some issues and considerations
by Angela Scarino
pp 67-80

‘Community’, semiotic flows, and mediated contribution to activity
by Steven L Thorne
pp 81-94

Assessing academic writing in foreign and second languages
by Alister Cumming
pp 95-107

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Syntax
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 19.3953