LINGUIST List 26.2991

Tue Jun 23 2015

Books: Re-examining Language Testing: Fulcher

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Date: 22-Jun-2015
From: Lisa Farkas <Lisa.Farkastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Re-examining Language Testing: Fulcher
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Title: Re-examining Language Testing
Subtitle: A Philosophical and Social Inquiry
Published: 2015
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://bit.ly/1GvO1vY

Author: Glenn Fulcher
Hardback: ISBN: 9781138774698 Pages: 234 Price: U.K. £ 90.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781138774704 Pages: 234 Price: U.K. £ 29.99
Abstract:

Re-examining Language Testing explores ideas that form the foundations of language testing and assessment. The discussion is framed within the philosophical and social beliefs that have forged the practices endemic in language education and policy today.

From historical and cultural perspectives, Glenn Fulcher considers the evolution of language assessment, and contrasting claims made about the nature of language and human communication, how we acquire knowledge of language abilities, and the ethics of test use.

The book investigates why societies use tests, and the values that have driven changes in practice over time. The discussion is presented within an argument that an Enlightenment inspired view of human nature and advancement is most suited to a progressive, tolerant, and principled theory of language testing and validation.

Covering key topics such as measurement, validity, accountability and values, Re-examining Language Testing provides a unique and innovative analysis of the ideas and social forces that shape the practice of language testing. It is an essential read for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Applied Linguistics and Education. Professionals working in language testing and language teachers will also find this book invaluable.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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