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The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing, published on 12 March.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing

New textbook co-edited by University Professor of Education and Language Assessment

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing offers a critical and comprehensive overview of language testing and assessment within the fields of applied linguistics and language study.

An understanding of language testing is essential for applied linguistic research, language education, and a growing range of public policy issues. This handbook is an indispensable introduction and reference to the study of the subject. Specially commissioned chapters by leading academics and researchers of language testing address the most important topics facing researchers and practitioners, including:

  • An overview of the key issues in language testing
  • Key research methods and techniques in language test validation
  • The social and ethical aspects of language testing
  • The philosophical and historical underpinnings of assessment practices
  • The key literature in the field
  • Test design and development practices through use of practical examples

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing is the ideal resource for postgraduate students, language teachers, and those working in the field of applied linguistics.

About the authors

Glenn Fulcher is Professor of Education and Language Assessment at the University of Leicester, UK. He maintains an extensive website on assessment at http://languagetesting.info.

Fred Davidson is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

  • Editors: Glenn Fulcher, Fred Davidson
  • ISBN: 978-0-415-57063-3
  • Pages: 546
  • Price: $185.00
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: March 14, 2012

Click here for further information on the publisher's website.

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