Assessing Second Language Pragmatics

Assessing Second Language Pragmatics

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This volume is the first book-length collection of studies on the assessment of pragmatic competencies in a second or foreign language. Grounded in theoretical perspectives on communicative and interactional competencies, the first section of the book examines the reception and production of speech acts through a variety of assessment methods and a range of quantitative and qualitative analyses. The second section investigates interviewer and candidate interaction in different forms of oral proficiency interview.interview. role. plays. Yusuke. Okada. aamp;. Tim. Greer. 1 Introduction Oral proficiency interviews (OPIs) make use of a variety of tasks to collect and evaluate ratable speech samples from test candidates, including interviewer-led question and answer tasks, news-telling tasks, and ... effort to standardize the assessment procedure by creating detailed testing manuals and conducting extensive tester training.

Title:Assessing Second Language Pragmatics
Author: Steven Ross, Gabriele Kasper
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-11-29

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