Language Proficiency

Defining, Teaching, and Testing

Editors: Arena, L.A. (Ed.)

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Louis A. Arena University of Delaware Newark, DE This monograph contains select, revised, and invited papers which deal with the topic, Language Proficiency: Defining, Teaching, and Testing. This topic was the theme of the eighth annual symposium held at the University of Delaware. The papers contained in this volume are invited papers or were originally scheduled for presentation and/or presented at the eighth annual Delaware Symposium on Language Studies. The papers combine research con­ ducted in the areas of teaching, testing, and defining second language pro­ ficiency within the profession of applied linguistics. They are divided into three principal sections: "Applied Linguistics and Language Pro­ ficiency", "Language Proficiency in Reading and Writing", and "Testing for Language Proficiency". In Part I, Paul Angelis' "Applied Linguistics: Realities and Projections re the Teaching Profession'; sketches a historical portrait of Applied Linguistics, its definition, presence, and role in the profession that teaches second language proficiency. Angelis concludes that Applied Linguistics is still a young discipline in terms of substance, organization, and strategy, and that these three components will determine the prospects for the future of applied linguistics re the teaching profession. The next six papers address the issue of second language proficiency from various points of view. Kensaku Yoshida's essay "Knowing vs Believing vs Feeling: Studies on Japanese Bilinguals" concludes that some Japanese bilinguals are actually not necessarily bilingual because they very often face problems requiring other kinds of proficiency, i. e.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Arena, Louis A.

  • Applied Linguistics: Realities and Projections Re the Teaching Profession

    Pages 7-18

    Angelis, Paul J.

  • Knowing vs Behaving vs Feeling: Studies on Japanese Bilinguals

    Pages 19-40

    Yoshida, Kensaku

  • Understanding Interactive Competence in L1/L2 Contrastive Context: A Case of Back-Channel Behavior in Japanese and English

    Pages 41-52

    Maynard, Senko K.

  • Using Cognitive Grammar, Natural Phonology, and Item Response Theory to Explain ESL Subjects’ Control of the [D] and [Z] Morphemes

    Pages 53-64

    Perkins, Kyle (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Proficiency
Book Subtitle
Defining, Teaching, and Testing
Editors
  • L.A. Arena
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0870-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0870-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43710-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0872-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 204
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