By C. Elder, A. Brown, N. Iwashita, E. Grove, K. Hill, T. Lumley, T. McNamara, K. O'Loughlin
This Festschrift brings jointly 28 invited papers surveying the cutting-edge in language trying out. The papers, through key figures within the box of language checking out, conceal matters starting from try out build definition to the layout and purposes of language assessments, together with their significance as a method of exploring greater matters in language educating, language studying and language coverage. the amount locates paintings in language evaluate in a context of social, political and moral concerns at a time whilst checking out is more and more anticipated to be publicly in charge. It is hence quite acceptable as a tribute to Alan Davies, whose paintings during this box because the Sixties has been marked through its conceptual power and social responsiveness, looking consistently to explain and problem present perform and new developments.
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