ERIC Number: EJ637420
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Performance Consistency in Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing Research: A Conceptual Gap.
Second Language Research, v17 n4 p442-56 Oct 2001
Argues from the premise that a language test is a special case of a second language acquisition (SLA) elicitation device and suggests that SLA and language testing share much common ground in terms of research methods, which have similar properties in that they are both used to make systematic observations of language performances from which inferences can be made about the state of a learner's interlanguage ability underlying the performance. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Note: Special issue: Explanations and Scientific Method in Second Language Research.