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ERIC Number: EJ1101831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
"Language," "Communication," and the Longing for the Authentic in LSP Testing
Hoekje, Barbara
Language Testing, v33 n2 p289-299 Apr 2016
This commentary argues that the OET research raises inescapable contradictions in trying to separate "language" from "communication" within a weak performance test and advocates for reconceptualizing the legitimate domain of "language" more widely, reclaiming the full potential of the communicative competence framework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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