The Construct of Language Proficiency

Applications of psychological models to language assessment

ISBN 9789027221124 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781556194610 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027274021 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
1. Modeling and assessing language proficiency
John H.A.L. de Jong and Ludo Verhoeven
Section 1. First Language Proficiency
2. The construct of grammar in early language development
Folkert Kuiken
3. Dimensons in grammatical proficiency
Wim H.J. van Bon
4. Monitoring reading and spelling achievement
Martin J.C. Mommers and Johan H.L. Oud
5. Speech activity theory and reading comprehension assessment
Eduard Bol, Giel Gresnigt and Mariëtte J. de Haan
6. Assessment of reading disabilities
Aryan van der Leij and Harry Smeets
7. Information analysis in written discourse
Carel van Wijk
8. Large scale writing assessment
Henk Blok and Kees de Glopper
Section 2: Multilingual Proficiency
9. Differential item functioning
Frank Kok
10. Assessment of bilingual proficiency
Ludo Verhoeven
11. Self-assessment of minority language proficiency
Kees de Bot
12. Exploring the second language learner lexicon
Anne Vermeer
13. Modeling communicative second language competence
Ludo Verhoeven and Anne Vermeer
14. Modeling and assessing foreign language loss
Erik Schils and Bert Weltens
15. Dimensions in oral foreign language proficiency
John H.A.L. de Jong and Lieneke W. van Ginkel
Subject index
List of contributors
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  92023643 | Marc record