Although second language learners’ pragmatic competence (their ability to use language in context) is an essential part of their general communicative competence, it has not been a part of second language tests. This book helps fill this gap by describing the development and validation of a web-based test of ESL pragmalinguistics. The instrument assesses learners’ knowledge of routine formulae, speech acts, and implicature in 36 multiple-choice and brief-response items. The test’s quantitative and qualitative validation with 300 learners showed high reliability and provided strong evidence of the instrument’s construct validity. Its web-based format makes it easy to administer and score. The book ends with a discussion of future research directions in assessing second language pragmatics.
- XIV, 160
- ISBN (PDF)
- ISBN (Softcover)
- Publication date
- 2014 (May)
- Englisch Pragmatik Sprachtest Fremdsprache Zweitsprachenerwerb Linguistik Sprachtext Fremdsprachenlernen
- Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XIV, 160 pp., 43 tables, 8 graphs