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This book brings together a collection of current research on the assessment of oral proficiency in a second language. Fourteen chapters focus on the use of the language proficiency interview or LPI to assess oral proficiency. The volume addresses the central issue of validity in proficiency assessment: the ways in which the language proficiency interview is accomplished through discourse.
Contributors draw on a variety of discourse perspectives, including the ethnography of speaking, conversation analysis, language socialization theory, sociolinguistic variation theory, human interaction research, and systemic functional linguistics. And for the first time, LPIs conducted in German, Korean, and Spanish are examined as well as interviews in English.
This book sheds light on such important issues as how speaking ability can be defined independently of an LPI that is designed to assess it and the extent to which an LPI is an authentic representation of ordinary conversation in the target language. It will be of considerable interest to language testers, discourse analysts, second language acquisition researchers, foreign language specialists, and anyone concerned with proficiency issues in language teaching and testing.
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Bachman, Lyle F.
2002. Some reflections on task-based language performance assessment. Language Testing 19:4 ► pp. 453 ff.
Brown, Annie, Noriko Iwashita & Tim McNamara
2005. AN EXAMINATION OF RATER ORIENTATIONS AND TEST-TAKER PERFORMANCE ON ENGLISH-FOR-ACADEMIC-PURPOSES SPEAKING TASKS. ETS Research Report Series 2005:1 ► pp. i ff.
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2019. The form and functions of newcomer EAL students’ speech in English: patterns of progression and communication in semi-structured interview dialogue. Language and Education 33:1 ► pp. 18 ff.
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2007. Critical Language Testing on Pragmatics Tests: Are Pragmatics Tests Really Appropriate?. Asian Englishes 10:1 ► pp. 24 ff.
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2021. The ’doubleness’ of transition: Investigating classroom talk practices in literacy lessons at the end of primary school and the beginning of secondary school. The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy 44:2 ► pp. 62 ff.
He, Agnes Weiyun
2010. The Heart of Heritage: Sociocultural Dimensions of Heritage Language Learning. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 30 ► pp. 66 ff.
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2016. “Language,” “communication,” and the longing for the authentic in LSP testing. Language Testing 33:2 ► pp. 289 ff.
2010. Can Talk Be Inconsequential? Social and Interactional Aspects of Elicited Second‐Language Interaction. The Modern Language Journal 94:4 ► pp. 537 ff.
Jenkins, Susan & Isabel Parra
2003. Multiple Layers of Meaning in an Oral Proficiency Test: The Complementary Roles of Nonverbal, Paralinguistic, and Verbal Behaviors in Assessment Decisions. The Modern Language Journal 87:1 ► pp. 90 ff.
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Kasper, Gabriele & Kenneth R. Rose
2002. Epilogue. Language Learning 52:s1 ► pp. 305 ff.
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Kasper, Gabriele & Johannes Wagner
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Kim, Stephanie Hyeri & Innhwa Park
2015. Test taker-initiated repairs in an English oral proficiency exam for international teaching assistants. Text & Talk 35:2
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Betty Lou Leaver & Boris Shekhtman
2002. Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency,
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