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ERIC Number: EJ947277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1543-4303
Language Assessment: Its Development and Future--An Interview with Lyle F. Bachman
Chen, Jing
Language Assessment Quarterly, v8 n3 p277-290 2011
Lyle F. Bachman is Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles. He is a past president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and of the International Language Testing Association. He has published numerous articles and books in the areas of language testing, program evaluation, and second language acquisition. This interview gives a panoramic view of Bachman's career and research interest, which includes the experiences from his early life, the development of his research interest in language and assessment, the research he does with Adrian Palmer, his old books and new book, and his viewpoints of the concept of validity and unitary competence. Given the specific context in which the interview was conducted, the interviewer, however, aims to emphasize Bachman's strong affinity and close academic ties with Asian cultures by discussing his perception of the cultural differences in perspectives, methodology, and foci in language testing research and practice; the distinctive social and cultural values that characterise the traditions of language assessment in the East and the West; and the opportunities and challenges faced by Chinese language testing researchers in particular.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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