ERIC Number: EJ625000
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Language for Specific Purposes Assessment Criteria: Where Do They Come From?
Language Testing, v18 n2 p171-85 Apr 2001
Discusses criteria used in assessing language for specific purposes tests. Examines the issue of separability of language and content and reinforces points made by Jacoby and McNamara (1999) that second language assessments based entirely on linguistic criteria may fail to satisfy the purpose of the test user, whereas the use of indigenous assessment criteria may provide useful supplements to assessments based on native speaker norms. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Note: Special issue: Assessing Language for Specific Purposes.