Mind your language: authoritative new book on linguistic assessments

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 15, 2012 04:58 PM |
Definitive study of the state of the art in language testing, from Leicester academic.

Language testing is a specialised subject that requires a good knowledge of the current techniques, which is where a new book from a University of Leicester academic comes into play.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing has been edited by Glenn Fulcher, Professor of Education and Language Assessment in our School of Education, together with Fred Davidson, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It offers a critical and comprehensive overview of language testing and assessment within the fields of applied linguistics and language study.

Language testing is more than just theory, it has social and political implications so a book like this which rounds up all current issues in the field, and discusses practical applications, is invaluable. Anyone working in – or studying or teaching - the field of applied linguistics will find this book invaluable.

Professor Fulcher’s previous books include Testing Second Language Speaking (Longman/Pearson, 2003), Language Testing and Assessment (with Fred Davidson, Routledge, 2007) and Practical Language Testing (Hodder, 2010). He teaches on the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL as well as the EdD and PhD programmes, and is a member of the School’s Testing, Assessment and Measurement Research Special Interest Group (TAMER).

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing is published this week in hardback. It costs £115 and can be ordered through our University Bookshop.

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