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Language Testing

ISBN-10: 0194372227

ISBN-13: 9780194372220

Edition: 2000

Authors: Tim McNamara, H. G. Widdowson

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This accessible book examines issues such as test design, the rating process, validity, measurement, and the social dimension of language testing. It looks at both traditional and newer forms of language assessment, and the challenges posed by new views.
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

John P. Wilson is Professor of Geography and Director of the GIS Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.A. Stewart Fotheringham is Director of the National Centre for Geocomputation at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.They are both editors of the journal Transactions in GIS, also published by Blackwell.

Preface
Testing, testing...What is a language test?
Communication and the design of language tests
The testing cycle
the rating process
Validity: testing the test
Measurement
The social character of language tests
New directions - and dilemmas?
Readings
References
Glossary