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Accent, listening assessment and the potential for a shared-L1 advantage: A DIF perspective
This paper reports on an investigation of the potential for a shared-L1 advantage on an academic English listening test featuring speakers with L2 accents. Two hundred and twelve second-languageExpand
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The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man
Great, as required by law Hess, in parallel. Not only in a vacuum but in any neutral environment of relatively low density reflecting alienation Mobius strip. Accidents, as it may seem paradoxical,Expand
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Diagnostic assessment of reading and listening in a second or foreign language: Elaborating on diagnostic principles
Alderson, Brunfaut and Harding (2014) recently investigated how diagnosis is practised across a range of professions in order to develop a tentative framework for a theory of diagnosis in second orExpand
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Defining the language assessment literacy gap: Evidence from a parliamentary inquiry
This study identifies a unique context for exploring lay understandings of language testing and, by extension, for characterizing the nature of language assessment literacy among non-practitioners,Expand
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Accent and Listening Assessment: A Validation Study of the Use of Speakers with L2 Accents on an Academic English Listening Test
Given the linguistically diverse nature of academic institutions in English-speaking contexts, a strong rationale exists for the incorporation of L2 accents of English in academic listeningExpand
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Towards a Theory of Diagnosis in Second and Foreign Language Assessment: Insights from Professional Practice Across Diverse Fields
Diagnostic language assessment has received increased research interest in recent years, with particular attention on methods through which diagnostic information can be gleaned from standardizedExpand
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What do raters need in a pronunciation scale?:the users' view
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Determination of aortic valve area by two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography in patients with normal and stenotic bioprosthetic valves.
To assess the feasibility and accuracy of determining bioprosthetic aortic valve area from two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiographic measurements, three partially overlapping groups were selectedExpand
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