Social perspectives on language testing

Papers in honour of Tim McNamara

Carsten Roever (Redaktør) ; Gillian Wigglesworth (Redaktør)

Serie: Language Testing and Evaluation 41

Tim McNamara's work has had a fundamental impact on language testing. This volume brings together over 20 leading scholars in language assessment whose work has been influenced by Tim McNamara. Their papers cover issues of the social impact of language tests, such as fairness and justice of test use and language testing in the context of migration. Les mer
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Tim McNamara's work has had a fundamental impact on language testing. This volume brings together over 20 leading scholars in language assessment whose work has been influenced by Tim McNamara. Their papers cover issues of the social impact of language tests, such as fairness and justice of test use and language testing in the context of migration. They also address testing of interaction, and teachers' and students' views of language tests. The volume concludes with papers discussing the future of language testing in the face of contested concepts of validity, the rise of social media, and lingua franca language use.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

social impact of language tests - fairness and justice of test use - language testing and migration - testing of paired interaction - teachers' and students' views of language tests - future of language testing - language tests and social media - validity in language testing - language testing and lingua franca

Om forfatteren

Carsten Roever is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. His research interests focus on language testing, second language pragmatics, and conversation analysis.


Gillian Wigglesworth is Professor in Applied Linguistics at the University Melbourne. Her main research interests are language testing, indigenous children's language and bilingualism.