The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136590863

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The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Excerpt :

Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Book Award 2016 The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing will provide a comprehensive account of the area of language assessment and testing. Written by leading specialists from around the world, this volume brings together approximately 35 authoritative articles (around 8000 words each). The proposed outline for the Handbook (below) is divided into ten sections. The section titles reflect the contents of their Language Testing and Assessment –textbook in our RAL series and sketch a useful overview of the discipline. Each chapter has been carefully selected to relate to key issues raised in the respective topic, providing additional historical background, critical discussion, reviews of key research methods, and an assessment of what the future might hold.

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing Book

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing


  • Author : Paula Winke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351034777

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing Excerpt :

This Handbook, with 45 chapters written by the world’s leading scholars in second language acquisition (SLA) and language testing, dives into the important interface between SLA and language testing: shared ground where researchers seek to measure second language performance to better understand how people learn their second languages. The Handbook also reviews how to best measure and evaluate the second language (L2) learners’ personal characteristics, backgrounds, and learning contexts to better understand their L2 learning trajectories. Taking a transdisciplinary approach to research, the book builds upon recent theorizing and measurement principles from the fields of applied linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, psycholinguistics, psychometrics, educational measurement, and social psychology. The Handbook is divided into six key sections: (1) Assessment concepts for SLA researchers, (2) Building instruments for SLA research, (3) Measuring individual differences, (4) Measuring language development, (5) Testing specific populations, and (6) Measurement principles for SLA researchers.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology


  • Author : Fiona Farr
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317329411

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The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology Excerpt :

The exponential growth and development of modern technologies in all sectors has made it increasingly difficult for students, teachers and teacher educators to know which technologies to employ and how best to take advantage of them. The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology brings together experts in a number of key areas of development and change, and opens the field of language learning by exploring the pedagogical importance of technological innovation. The handbook is structured around six themes: historical and conceptual contexts core issues interactive and collaborative technologies for language learning corpora and data driven learning gaming and language learning purpose designed language learning resources. Led by fundamental concepts, theories and frameworks from language learning and teaching research rather than by specific technologies, this handbook is the essential reference for all students, teachers and researchers of Language Learning and TESOL. Those working in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Education and Media Studies will also find this a valuable book.

Language Testing and Assessment Book

Language Testing and Assessment


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 0415339472

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Introducing students to the methods and debates associated with language testing assessment, this book explores the testing of linguistic competence of children, students, asylum seekers and many others in context of the uses to which such research can be put. It also presents and comments on key readings and articles.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication


  • Author : Alexandra Georgakopoulou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-07-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317439301

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication provides a comprehensive, state of the art overview of language-focused research on digital communication, taking stock and registering the latest trends that set the agenda for future developments in this thriving and fast moving field. The contributors are all leading figures or established authorities in their areas, covering a wide range of topics and concerns in the following seven sections: • Methods and Perspectives; • Language Resources, Genres, and Discourses; • Digital Literacies; • Digital Communication in Public; • Digital Selves and Online-Offline Lives; • Communities, Networks, Relationships; • New debates and Further directions. This volume showcases critical syntheses of the established literature on key topics and issues and, at the same time, reflects upon and engages with cutting edge research and new directions for study (as emerging within social media). A wide range of languages are represented, from Japanese, Greek, German and Scandinavian languages, to computer-mediated Arabic, Chinese and African languages. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication will be an essential resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers within English language and linguistics, applied linguistics and media and communication studies.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness


  • Author : Peter Garrett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317385332

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The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness is a comprehensive and informative overview of the broad field of language awareness. It contains a collection of state-of-the-art reviews of both established themes and new directions, authored and edited by experts in the field. The handbook is divided into three sections and reflects the engaging diversity of language awareness perspectives on language teaching and teachers, language learning and learners, and extending to additional areas of importance that are less directly concerned with language instruction. In their introductory chapter, the editors provide valuable background to the language awareness field along with their summary of the chapters and issues covered. A helpful section giving further reading suggestions for each of the chapters is included at the end of the book. This volume is essential reading for graduate students and researchers working in the sphere of language awareness within applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and across the wider spectrum of language and communication.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science


  • Author : David R. Gruber
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351207829

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science provides a state-of-the-art volume on the language of scientific processes and communications. This book offers comprehensive coverage of socio-cultural approaches to science, as well as analysing new theoretical developments and incorporating discussions about future directions within the field. Featuring original contributions from an international range of renowned scholars, as well as academics at the forefront of innovative research, this handbook: identifies common objects of inquiry across the areas of rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication studies, science and technology studies, and public understanding of science; covers the four key themes of power, pedagogy, public engagement, and materiality in relation to the study of scientific language and its development; uses qualitative and quantitative approaches to demonstrate how humanities and social science scholars can go about studying science; details the meaning and purpose of socio-cultural approaches to science, including the impact of new media technologies; analyses the history of the field and how it positions itself in relation to other areas of study. Ushering the study of language and science toward a more interdisciplinary, diverse, communal and ecological future, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in this area.

Re examining Language Testing Book

Re examining Language Testing


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-06-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317443179

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Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Book Award 2016 Re-examining Language Testing explores ideas that form the foundations of language testing and assessment. The discussion is framed within the philosophical and social beliefs that have forged the practices endemic in language education and policy today. From historical and cultural perspectives, Glenn Fulcher considers the evolution of language assessment, and contrasting claims made about the nature of language and human communication, how we acquire knowledge of language abilities, and the ethics of test use. The book investigates why societies use tests, and the values that have driven changes in practice over time. The discussion is presented within an argument that an Enlightenment inspired view of human nature and advancement is most suited to a progressive, tolerant, and principled theory of language testing and validation. Covering key topics such as measurement, validity, accountability and values, Re-examining Language Testing provides a unique and innovative analysis of the ideas and social forces that shape the practice of language testing. It is an essential read for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Applied Linguistics and Education. Professionals working in language testing and language teachers will also find this book invaluable.

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics Book

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics


  • Author : James Simpson
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2011-03-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136857980

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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics serves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of applied linguistics. The five sections of the volume encompass a wide range of topics from a variety of perspectives: applied linguistics in action language learning, language education language, culture and identity perspectives on language in use descriptions of language for applied linguistics. The forty-seven chapters connect knowledge about language to decision-making in the real world. The volume as a whole highlights the role of applied linguistics, which is to make insights drawn from language study relevant to such decision-making. The chapters are written by specialists from around the world. Each one provides an overview of the history of the topic, the main current issues and possible future trajectory. Where appropriate, authors discuss the impact and use of new technology in the area. Suggestions for further reading are provided with every chapter. The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics is an essential purchase for postgraduate students of applied linguistics. Editorial board: Ronald Carter, Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman and Amy Tsui.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design


  • Author : Peter Mickan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317338895

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Curriculum design options cover a continuum from regional and school-based programs to national and international frameworks. How does policy speak to practice? What have teacher-researchers discovered through in-classroom studies? Where do you begin to describe or measure ‘effective’ language education curriculum design? The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design presents a comprehensive collection of essays on these issues by 31 established practitioners and new researchers. Informed by experienced scholarship and fresh studies, this handbook shares international perspectives on language education from policy and curriculum to teacher training and future directions. The handbook addresses language education curriculum design across five sections: Language curriculum design: perspectives, policies and practices Designs across the curriculum Curriculum designs in language education Curriculum resources, evaluation and assessment Teacher education, research and future projects With contributions from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Switzerland, Timor-Leste and more, the handbook represents the breadth of research into and the global implications for sound language education curriculum design. It considers equally the needs of students and policy makers from urban metropolises and remote communities. It is designed to reinvigorate discussions about education policy, curriculum management and the role of teacher-researchers.

The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace


  • Author : Bernadette Vine
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317425809

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The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace provides a comprehensive survey of linguistic research on language in the workplace written by top scholars in the field from around the world. The Handbook covers theoretical and methodological approaches, explores research in different types of workplace settings, and examines some key areas of workplace talk that have been investigated by workplace researchers. Issues of identity have become a major focus in recent workplace research and the Handbook highlights some core issues of relevance in this area, such as gender, leadership, and intercultural communication. As the field has developed, applications of workplace research for both native and non-native speakers have emerged. Insights can inform and improve input from practitioners training workers in a range of fields and across a variety of contexts, and the Handbook foregrounds some of the ways workplace research can do this. This is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students interested in learning more about workplace discourse.

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition Book

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition


  • Author : Susan M. Gass
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136666889

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition brings together fifty leading international figures in the field to produce a state-of-the-art overview of Second Language Acquisition. The Handbook covers a wide range of topics related to Second Language Acquisition: language in context, linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic theories and perspectives, skill learning, individual differences, L2 learning settings, and language assessment. All chapters introduce the reader to the topic, outline the core issues, then explore the pedagogical application of research in the area and possible future development. The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for all those studying and researching Second Language Acquisition.

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics Book

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics


  • Author : Anne O'Keeffe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-04-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135153625

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The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics provides a timely overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Through the electronic analysis of large bodies of text, corpus linguistics demonstrates and supports linguistic statements and assumptions. In recent years it has seen an ever-widening application in a variety of fields: computational linguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, pragmatics and translation studies. Bringing together experts in the key areas of development and change, the handbook is structured around six themes which take the reader through building and designing a corpus to using a corpus to study literature and translation. A comprehensive introduction covers the historical development of the field and its growing influence and application in other areas. Structured around five headings for ease of reference, each contribution includes further reading sections with three to five key texts highlighted and annotated to facilitate further exploration of the topics. The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics is the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact


  • Author : Evangelia Adamou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351109147

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The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact provides an overview of the state of the art of current research in contact linguistics. Presenting contact linguistics as an established field of investigation in its own right and featuring 26 chapters, this handbook brings together a broad range of approaches to contact linguistics, including: experimental and observational approaches and formal theories; a focus on social and cognitive factors that impact the outcome of language contact situations and bilingual language processing; the emergence of new languages and speech varieties in contact situations, and contact linguistic phenomena in urban speech and linguistic landscapes. With contributions from an international range of leading and emerging scholars in their fields, the four sections of this text deal with methodological and theoretical approaches, the factors that condition and shape language contact, the impact of language contact on individuals, and language change, repertoires and formation. This handbook is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in language contact in particular regions of the world, including Anatolia, Eastern Polynesia, the Balkans, Asia, Melanesia, North America, and West Africa.

The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy Book

The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy


  • Author : Russell S. Rosen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-10-16
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315406800

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The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy is the first reference of its kind, presenting contributions from leading experts in the field of sign language pedagogy. The Handbook fills a significant gap in the growing field of sign language pedagogy, compiling all essential aspects of current trends and empirical research in teaching, curricular design, and assessment in one volume. Each chapter includes historical perspectives, core issues, research approaches, key findings, pedagogical implications, future research direction, and additional references. The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy is an essential reference for sign language teachers, practitioners, and researchers in applied sign linguistics and first, second, and additional language learning.