The Oxford Introductions to Language Study is a series of brief, clear introductions to the main areas of language study. These books are written for teachers and students of linguistics and language studies. The layout is carefully structured and easy for readers to follow. Each book is split into three main sections:
Survey - an outline of the key concepts and current thinking.
Readings - authentic writings from experts and established names.
References - suggestions for further reading.
This accessible book examines issues such as test design, the rating process, validity, measurement, and the social dimension of language testing. It looks at both traditional and newer forms of language assessment, and the challenges posed by new views.