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ERIC Number: EJ624998
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
The Logic of Testing Languages for Specific Purposes.
Davies, Alan
Language Testing, v18 n2 p133-47 Apr 2001
Questions the English for specific purposes enterprise on both practical and theoretical grounds. Rejects the idea of considering specific purposes (SPs) as registers alone, agreeing with suggestions that SPs are characterized by their communicative natures. Questions the influence SP factors have in test-taker performances relative to other factors, such as mastery of the language core. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Special issue: Assessing Language for Specific Purposes.