24.5160, Books: The Co-construction of Conversation in Group Oral Tests: Nakatsuhara

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From: Laura Bally [publicity at peterlang.com]
Subject: The Co-construction of Conversation in Group Oral Tests: Nakatsuhara

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Title: The Co-construction of Conversation in Group Oral Tests 
Series Title: Language Testing and Evaluation  

Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
	   http://www.peterlang.com
	

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?260109 


Author: Fumiyo Nakatsuhara

Hardback: ISBN:  9783631601099 Pages: 289 Price: U.S. $ 64.95
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631601099 Pages: 289 Price: U.K. £ 39.60
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631601099 Pages: 289 Price: Europe EURO 49.50


Abstract:

International language tests increasingly use group oral formats in both high- and low-stakes contexts. But how do test-takers with different characteristics interact in such formats? This book explores how test-takers with different extraversion and proficiency levels co-construct spoken interaction in groups. The impact of the two test-taker characteristics was examined across three task types and with two group sizes. Examination of group performances using both statistical and Conversation Analysis tools offered insights into how group conversation is co-constructed. By enhancing our understanding of the group oral test construct, the findings have useful implications for international language test development and enable appropriate choices regarding task type and group size. 

 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Discourse Analysis


Written In: English  (eng)

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