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Testing formulaic language

Gyllstad, Henrik LU and Schmitt, Norbert (2018) In Second Language Acquisition Research p.174-191
Abstract
Formulaic language is a crucial component of language overall, and therefore merits the development of tests capable of yielding valid and reliable scores. However, the diverse nature of formulaic language poses challenges for test design. This chapter will critique existing tests of formulaic language and discuss principles for the development of future tests. Key issues include construct definition, the need to develop tests for particular purposes, identification and selection of target formulaic sequences, sampling rate, choice of item format, and using technology.
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Understanding formulaic language
series title
Second Language Acquisition Research
editor
Siyanova-Chanturia, Anna ; Pellicer-Sánchez, Ana ; and
pages
174 - 191
publisher
Routledge
external identifiers
  • scopus:85059197376
ISSN
2576-8530
ISBN
9781138634961
9781315206615
DOI
10.4324/9781315206615
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English
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yes
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  year         = {2018},
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