The Construct of Language Proficiency

Applications of psychological models to language assessment

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This books aims to open up new perspectives in the study of language proficiency by bringing together current research from different fields in psychology and linguistics. All contributions start out from empirical studies, which are then related to applications in language assessment. The book also serves as a survey of recent developments in psycholinguistic research in the Netherlands. The book starts out with a thorough introduction of international literature on models of language proficiency, language development and its assessment. Section 1 deals with first language proficiency and addresses such problems as grammar in early child language, grammatical proficiency and its (in)variance across a range of ages, reading abilities, and writing skills. Section 2 focuses on multilingual proficiency and deals with test bias in relation to the background of the second language learner, bilingual proficiency in ethnic minority children, the development of the second language learner lexicon, communicative competence of school-age children in the context of second language learning, the assessment of foreign language attrition and the dimensionality in oral foreign language proficiency.
[Not in series, 62]  1992.  viii, 212 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Vii
Introduction
1. Modeling and assessing language proficiency
John H.A.L. de Jong and Ludo Verhoeven
3
Section 1. First Language Proficiency
2. The construct of grammar in early language development
Folkert Kuiken
23
3. Dimensons in grammatical proficiency
Wim H.J. van Bon
33
4. Monitoring reading and spelling achievement
Martin J.C. Mommers and Johan H.L. Oud
49
5. Speech activity theory and reading comprehension assessment
Eduard Bol, Giel Gresnigt and Mariëtte J. de Haan
61
6. Assessment of reading disabilities
Aryan van der Leij and Harry Smeets
71
7. Information analysis in written discourse
Carel van Wijk
85
8. Large scale writing assessment
Henk Blok and Kees de Glopper
101
Section 2: Multilingual Proficiency
9. Differential item functioning
Frank Kok
115
10. Assessment of bilingual proficiency
Ludo Verhoeven
125
11. Self-assessment of minority language proficiency
Kees de Bot
137
12. Exploring the second language learner lexicon
Anne Vermeer
147
13. Modeling communicative second language competence
Ludo Verhoeven and Anne Vermeer
163
14. Modeling and assessing foreign language loss
Erik Schils and Bert Weltens
175
15. Dimensions in oral foreign language proficiency
John H.A.L. de Jong and Lieneke W. van Ginkel
187
Subject index
207
List of contributors
211
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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