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A focus on language test development: Expanding the language proficiency construct across a variety of tests

This volume presents eight research studies which introduce a variety of novel, non-traditional forms of second and foreign language assessment. To the extent possible, the studies also show the entire test development process, warts and all. These l .. (more)
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An investigation of second language task-based performance assessments

Drawing on the second language performance assessment item specifications created in Norris, Brown, Hudson, and Yoshioka (1998), this volume describes the creation of actual performance assessment instruments and their validation. After briefly revie .. (more)
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Reading in a Foreign Language: A refereed online journal of issues in foreign language reading and literacy

Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL) is a refereed online journal, jointly sponsored by the University of Hawai`i NFLRC and the Department of Second Language Studies. RFL serves as an excellent source for the latest developments in the field, both th .. (more)
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Language Documentation & Conservation

Language Documentation & Conservation (LD&C) is a fully refereed open-access journal sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center and published exclusively in electronic form by the University of Hawai?i Press. LD&C publishes papers on .. (more)
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A bibliography of pedagogy and research in interpretation and translation

his volume includes four types of bibliographic information on translation and interpretation studies: Research efforts across disciplinary boundaries: cognitive psychology, neurolinguistics, psycho-linguistics, sociolinguistics, computational lingu .. (more)
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A framework for testing cross-cultural pragmatics

This volume presents a framework for developing methods which assess cross-cultural pragmatic ability. Although the framework has been designed for Japanese and American cross-cultural contrasts, it can serve as a generic approach which can be applie .. (more)
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Attention & awareness in foreign language learning

Issues related to the role of attention and awareness in learning lie at the heart of many theoretical and practical controversies in the foreign language field. This collection of papers presents the results of research into the learning of Spanish, .. (more)
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Foreign language teaching and language minority education

This volume seeks to examine the potential for building relationships among foreign language, bilingual, and ESL programs towards fostering bilingualism. Part I of the volume examines the sociopolitical contexts for language partner-ships, including: .. (more)
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Language learning motivation: Pathways to the new century

This volume chronicles a revolution in our thinking about what makes students want to learn languages and what causes them to persist in that difficult and rewarding adventure. Topics in this book include the internal structures of and external conne .. (more)
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Language learning strategies around the world: Cross-cultural perspectives

Language learning strategies are the specific steps students take to improve their progress in learning a second or foreign language. Optimizing learning strategies improves language performance. This book presents new information about cultural infl .. (more)
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