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A bibliography of pedagogy and research in interpretation and translation
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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 linguistics, measurement, aptitude testing, language policy, decision-making, theses, dissertations; Training information covering: program design, curriculum studies, instruction, school administration; Instruction information detailing: course syllabi, methodology, models, available textbooks; Testing information about aptitude, selection, diagnostic tests. NFLRC Monographs is a refereed series sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai`i under the supervision of the series editor, Richard Schmidt. NFLRC Monographs present the findings of recent work in applied linguistics that is of relevance to language teaching and learning, with a focus on the less commonly-taught languages of Asia and the Pacific. Prior to 2006, these monographs were published as "SLTCC Technical Reports.

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Language Documentation & Conservation
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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 all topics related to language documentation and conservation, including, but not limited to, the goals of language documentation, data management, fieldwork methods, ethical issues, orthography design, reference grammar design, lexicography, methods of assessing ethnolinguistic vitality, archiving matters, language planning, areal survey reports, short field reports on endangered or underdocumented languages, reports on language maintenance, preservation, and revitalization efforts, plus software, hardware, and book reviews.

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Manual for the Vietnamese elicited imitation test (manual plus 2 audio CDs)
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Research on second languages —especially English, Spanish, and Japanese— demonstrates that elicited imitation can be a reliable and valid measure of general competence, while also possibly serving as an instrument for linguistically-oriented second language acquisition research. This test of Vietnamese consists of two parallel forms, each with forty-eight sentences of standard Northern Vietnamese. Even though these represent normal statements and expressions, some of them may be difficult to recall in their entirety. Performance on the test is scored on a scale of accuracy for each item.

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