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Title:An Application of Conversation Analysis to the Development of a Test of Second -Language Pragmatic Competence
Author(s):Walters, Francis Scott
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Cziko, Gary A.; Davidson, Fred
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Tests and Measurements
Abstract:Major findings included the following: conversation analysis could be applied in a practical fashion to the assessment of second-language pragmatics (SLP), though low reliabilities gathered from the pool of upper-theta examinees appeared to make psychometrically-driven SLPT problematic; therefore, a hermeneutic approach to reliability and validity is recommended for SLPT; the traditional DCT should be discarded as an instrument for measuring online SLP ability. Also found was that NS participant responses did not diverge greatly from the operationalized norm, though the divergence did render validation somewhat problematic. Suggestions for further research are offered.
Issue Date:2004
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:328 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79792
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3131041
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2004


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