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ERIC Number: ED277282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Some Issues in the Testing of Vocabulary Knowledge.
Read, John; Nation, Paul
A review of the literature on a variety of issues related to testing vocabulary knowledge in a second language addresses these topics: problems in estimating vocabulary size, including the related questions of what constitutes a word, how a sample should be selected, and what are the criteria for knowing a word; sampling the basic and specialized vocabulary of second language learners; diagnostic use of tests of vocabulary knowledge and the construction of such tests; the checklist as an alternative diagnostic measure; problems related to testing words in isolation; and the distinction between receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a language testing symposium in honor of John B. Carroll and Robert Lado (Quiryat Anavim, Israel, May 11-13, 1986).