LINGUIST List 32.2498

Tue Jul 27 2021

Books: Assessing Speaking in Context: Salaberry, Burch (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 23-Jul-2021
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Assessing Speaking in Context: Salaberry, Burch (eds.)
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Title: Assessing Speaking in Context
Subtitle: Expanding the Construct and its Applications
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: https://www.multilingual-matters.com/page/detail/?K=9781788923804

Editor: M. Rafael Salaberry
Editor: Alfred Rue Burch
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788923811 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788923811 Pages: 328 Price: U.K. £ 109.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788923804 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788923804 Pages: 328 Price: U.K. £ 34.95
Abstract:

This edited volume investigates the nature and possible applications of an expanded and reconceptualized theoretical construct of speaking as a dynamic socially-constructed endeavour. It addresses both theoretical perspectives and methodological procedures to define and circumscribe the assessment of contextualized speaking. The chapters focus on the complexity brought about by actual interactional competence in speaking tasks and discuss how testing and assessment models and practices can incorporate recent research findings on the inherently dynamic and situated nature of language use. The volume presents research on language assessment in a variety of languages other than English, including French, Chinese and Japanese. It also examines the role that embodied action (gaze, gesture, orientation to materials and texts in the environment) plays in assessment practices, an area that has heretofore remained under-explored.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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