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Language Proficiency : Defining, Teaching, and Testing :  Defining, Teaching, and Testing - Louis A. Arena

Language Proficiency : Defining, Teaching, and Testing

Defining, Teaching, and Testing

Hardcover Published: 1990
ISBN: 9780306437106
Number Of Pages: 204

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In yet another attempt to find common ground between the fields of linguistics and language teaching, 18 selected and revised papers from a symposium at the U. of Delaware (no date given) report on research in teaching, testing, and defining second language proficiency from the perspective of applie

Applied Linguistics and Language Proficiency.- Applied Linguistics: Realities and Projections Re the Teaching Profession.- Knowing vs Behaving vs Feeling: Studies on Japanese Bilinguals.- Understanding Interactive Competence in L1/L2 Contrastive Context: A Case of Back-Channel Behavior in Japanese and English.- Using Cognitive Grammar, Natural Phonology, and Item Response Theory to Explain ESL Subjects' Control of the [D] and [Z] Morphemes.- The Affective Filter and Pronunciation Proficiency - Attitudes and Variables in Second Language Acquisition.- Proficiency Without Support: "My Parents Never Spoke It to Me".- Proficiency in Technical English: Lessons from the Bridge.- Language Proficiency in Reading and Writing.- Training Formal Schemata - Replication Results.- Issues in Defining and Assessing Reading Proficiency: The ACTFL Guidelines.- What Composition Theory Offers the Writing Teacher.- Syntax and the Evaluation of College Writing: A Blind Alley.- Discourse Analysis and Embedded Depth of Utterances: Clause Analysis Technique as a Measure of Complexity.- The Role of Literature in Teaching ESL: Still Viable in the 21st Century.- Testing for Language Proficiency.- Communicative and Cognitive Language Proficiency: Implications for Testing in the L2 Classroom.- The Pragmatic Demands of Placement Testing.- A Comparison of Bayesian and Traditional Indices for Measuring Information Gain Sensitivity in a Cloze Test.- The C-Test: A Viable Alternative to the Use of the Cloze Procedure in Testing?.- Testing Language Proficiency in India: Some Problematic Issues.

ISBN: 9780306437106
ISBN-10: 0306437104
Series: Topics in Language and Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1990
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6