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Assessing Vocabulary


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1. The place of vocabulary in language assessment; 2. The nature of vocabulary; 3. Research on vocabulary acquisition and use; 4. Research on vocabulary assessment; 5. Vocabulary tests: Four case studies; 6. The design of discrete vocabulary tests 7. Comprehensive measures of vocabulary; 8. Further developments in vocabulary assessment; References.

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This volume presents a framework that expands the traditional concept of a vocabulary test.


'This is a weighty book in a weighty series: the authoritative Cambridge Language Assessment series.' EL Gazette, 2001 'The book's great strength must lie in the competence with which it summarises research into vocabulary acquisition and research. Read's book is both timely and well-designed, and provides an accessible framework for discussion of aspects of vocabulary knowledge.' ELT Journal

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