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Bot, Kees de, Ralph B. Ginsberg and Claire Kramsch, eds. 1991. Foreign Language Research in Cross-Cultural Perspective. (Studies in Bilingualism 2). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 275 pp.
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Book – edited volume
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This volume focusses on priorities for research in language pedagogy. The aim is to give an up-to-date overview of current thinking about important research issues such as the viability of large scale comparisons, the quantitative/qualitative research controversy, new trends in language testing and evaluation, and the role of different learning environments. In their discussions of these issues researchers from the US and from different countries in Europe show to what extent the priorities differ on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.