This Dictionary of Language Testing was written over a number of years by a group of researchers at the Language Testing Research Centre at the University of Melbourne. It contains some 600 entries, each listed under a headword with extensive cross-referencing. It is intended for those who may or may not have had experience in the field of language assessment but who do have a need for information. It is intended as a first stage in meeting that need, and intends to provide an orientation and, where appropriate, indicate where next to look.
The first ever Dictionary of Language Testing and as such helps define the field.
It contains extensive cross-referencing and an up-to-date list of references for further information.
Suitable for beginners in the field.
This volume describes differing approaches to understanding academic reading ability that have emerged in recent decades and goes on to develop an empirically-grounded framework for validating tests of this skill.
Authors: Cyril J. Weir, Sathena Chan, Lynda Taylor, Nick Saville