LINGUIST List 25.2865

Tue Jul 08 2014

Books: Measuring L2 Proficiency: Edmonds, Leclercq, Hilton (eds.)

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Date: 02-Jul-2014
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Subject: Measuring L2 Proficiency: Edmonds, Leclercq, Hilton (eds.)
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Title: Measuring L2 Proficiency
Subtitle: Perspectives from SLA
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2014
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Editor: Pascale Leclercq
Editor: Amanda Edmonds
Editor: Heather Hilton
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783092284 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783092284 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783092277 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783092277 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

The creation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has given rise to interest and debate among policy makers, testers, teachers and researchers alike in the reliability and feasibility of the assessment of second language (L2) proficiency. This volume brings together concrete ideas on identifying and measuring L2 proficiency from different branches of SLA research (psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, corpus-based, applied linguistics) to contribute to a deeper understanding of what it means to be proficient in an L2. The chapters introduce a wide range of tools that are innovative, reliable, and easy-to-use for the evaluation of learners’ language level with respect to both productive and receptive skills and provide a variety of answers to the question of how to assess L2 proficiency in a valid, reliable and practical manner. The collection will therefore inspire language teachers, teacher trainers and language testing specialists and help them adapt their assessment practices when necessary, and will also be a valuable resource for postgraduate students and researchers.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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