Assessing Grammar by James E. PurpuraAssessing Grammar by James E. Purpura

Assessing Grammar

byJames E. Purpura

Paperback | November 29, 2004

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A renewed interest in grammar, from pedagogical and research perspectives, has created the need for new approaches to assessing the grammatical ability of language learners. This book presents a comprehensive framework of second language grammatical knowledge and uses this as a base to help readers create their own assessment tools to test students' grammar.
Title:Assessing GrammarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:315 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:November 29, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052100344X

ISBN - 13:9780521003445

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Table of Contents

1 Differing notions of 'grammar' for assessment 2 Research on L2 grammar teaching, learning and assessment 3 The role of grammar in models of communicative language ability 4 Towards a definition of grammatical ability 5 Designing test tasks to measure L2 grammatical ability 6 Developing tests to measure L2 grammatical ability 7 Illustrative tests of grammatical ability 8 Learning-oriented assessments of grammatical ability 9 Challenges and new directions in assessing grammatical ability