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Strategic Attention in Language Testing

Metacognition in a Yes/No Business English Vocabulary Test

by Dieter Thoma (Author)
©2011 Thesis XVIII, 479 Pages

Summary

This book approaches the empirical validation of a popular method of assessing lexical knowledge – the yes/no vocabulary test or lexical decision task – from an interdisciplinary perspective. Each of its chapters sets out a distinct phase of the research along the development of a business English vocabulary test. The book offers a linguistic discussion of business English vocabulary, a psycholinguistic discussion of what aspects of linguistic knowledge and (meta)cognitive processing mechanisms are involved in completing the task, a psychometric-methodological discussion of how these aspects are measured and scored, and an applied discussion of the usefulness of the test. Thus, it is of interest to researchers, students, and professionals from a range of disciplines.

Details

Pages
XVIII, 479
Year
2011
ISBN (PDF)
9783653018684
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631605806
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-01868-4
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (August)
Keywords
polynomial models validation word recognition decision marking
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. XVIII, 479 pp., num. fig., tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Dieter Thoma (Author)

Dieter Thoma, born in 1976, is assistant professor of English Linguistics at the University of Mannheim (Germany). He studied at the University of Mannheim and the University of Swansea (UK) and received his Diploma (MSc) in Business, English, and Business Education and his Doctorate (Dr.) in English Linguistics and Psycholinguistics in 2003 and 2009.

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