ERIC Number: ED249793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
ISBN: ISBN-0-905028-21-X (paperback)ISBN-0-905028-22-8
Communicative Competence Approaches to Language Proficiency Assessment: Research and Application. Multilingual Matters 9.
Rivera, Charlene, Ed.
A collection of selected papers from the March 1981 Language Proficiency Assessment Symposium, a component of the National Institute of Education's Assessment of Language Proficiency of Bilingual Persons project, are presented. Papers include: "An Overview of Communicative Competence" (Cynthia Wallat); "Some Comments on the Terminology of Language Testing" (Lyle Bachman, and Adrian Palmer); "Some Implications of Communicative Competence Research for Integrative Proficiency Testing" (Richard Duran); "Linguistic Interdependence among Japanese and Vietnamese Immigrant Students" (Jim Cummins, Merrill Swain, Kazuko Nakajima, Jean Handscombe, Daina Green, and Chau Tran); "Pupil Characteristics and Performance on Linguistic and Communicative Language Measures" (Arnulfo Ramirez); "A Communicative Approach to Language Proficiency Assessment in a Minority Setting" (Michael Canale); "The Suitability of Immersion Education for Children with Special Needs" (Margaret Bruck); and "Psycholinguistic Aspects" (Fred Genesee). The papers are indexed by subject. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conference Proceedings, Immersion Programs, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Tests, Minority Groups, Psycholinguistics
Multilingual Matters Ltd., Bank House, 8a Hill Rd., Clevedon, Avon BS21 7HH, England ($34.00; $13.50 paperback)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.
Note: Papers presented at the Language Proficiency Assessment Symposium (March 14-18, 1981, Warrenton, VA).