Interviewing for Language Proficiency

Interaction and Interpretation

Authors: Ross, Steven J.

  • Analyses the oral proficiency interview from a mixed-method approach
  • Offers a unique analysis of oral proficiency interview focusing on discourse analysis
  • Uses quantitative analysis methods to provide a comprehensive picture of the linguistics of the interview
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This book analyses oral proficiency interviews, a mainstay of second language speaking proficiency assessment for several decades. Adopting a mixed-method perspective involving micro-analytic approaches, discourse analysis and quantitative methods such as multi-level modeling and event history analysis, the author focuses on interaction and discourse processes common in language assessment interviews. This innovative book will appeal to students and scholars of language assessment, conversation and discourse analysts, as well as practitioners and providers of oral proficiency assessment.

About the authors

Steven J. Ross is Professor of Second Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland, USA.  He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, and was an Associate Editor of Language Learning 2011-2016.  He has been Director of Training for the Language Proficiency Interview at the Institute for International Business Communication in Tokyo, and has taught research methods and language assessment in Japan, Mexico, Australia, and the USA.  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Language Proficiency Interviews and the Assessment of Speaking

    Ross, Steven J.

    Pages 1-11

  • Preliminary Talk and LPI Tasks

    Ross, Steven J.

    Pages 13-42

  • The ILR Rating Scale and Rating Criteria

    Ross, Steven J.

    Pages 43-75

  • Role Plays as Pragmatic Assessments

    Ross, Steven J.

    Pages 77-99

  • Task Selection Strategies

    Ross, Steven J.

    Pages 101-125

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60528-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60527-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interviewing for Language Proficiency
Book Subtitle
Interaction and Interpretation
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60528-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60528-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60527-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 296
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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