Testing formulaic language

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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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  • University of Nottingham
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding formulaic language
Subtitle of host publicationA second language acquisition perspective
EditorsAnna Siyanova-Chanturia, Ana Pellicer-Sánchez
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter9
Pages174-191
ISBN (Electronic)9781315206615
ISBN (Print)9781138634961
StatePublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

Publication series

NameSecond Language Acquisition Research
ISSN (Print)2576-8530