- Examinee abilities and task difficulty in task-based second language performance assessment. Norris, John M.; Brown, James D.; Hudson, Thom D.; Bonk, William // Language Testing;Oct2002, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p395
This article summarizes findings from investigations into the development and use of a prototype English language task-based performance test. Data included performances by 90 examinees on 13 complex and skills-integrative tasks, a priori estimations of examinee proficiency differences, a priori...
- Going global. Castle, Lane R. // OfficePro;Feb99, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p29
Focuses on the differences between American and British English. Spelling and word preferences; Punctuation; Abbreviations; Numbers.
- The New Linguistic Order. Fishman, Joshua A. // Foreign Policy;Winter98/99, Issue 113, p26
Discusses the use of English language in almost all forms of media. Global supply and the demand for English instruction; Cause of the continued spread of English; How the increased regional communication and migration are driving regional language spread around the world. INSETS: Do you speak...
- London pride. Govier, Katherine // Books in Canada;Jan/Feb88, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p3
Examines the perceived decline in the English language. Americanization of the English language; Changes made in the language by foreigners to fit the new place; Books chronicling the history of the English language in Great Britain and in other countries.
- Language and Identity, Language and the Land. Shaw, Patricia A. // BC Studies;Autumn2001, Issue 131, p39
Focuses on the significance of language to native speakers of English in Canada. Value attributed to English; Comparison of the English language with the language of old Indian tribes; Other First Nations languages recognized in Canada.
- Foreword. Demirezen, Mehmet // Journal of Language & Linguistics Studies;Oct2011, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p6
A foreword to "The Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies" is presented.
- At Home Away From Home. Maycock, Kendall // World & I;Jun2003, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p180
Explores the English-speaking community in Switzerland. Description of the linguistic phenomenon known as Swinglish; Number of expatriates living in Switzerland who claimed English as their mother tongue; Example of the way that certain expatriates fulfill their need for cultural expression. ...
- Updated data on taboos. Martin, Paul R. // Copyediting;Apr2012, p12
The article discusses the modification of language style with time and their usage at various places.
- THE UTILITARIAN CORE HYPOTHESIS: CASES FOR TESTING THE STABILITY OF LANGUAGES IN THE WAKE OF... Ridley, Dennis R.; Redick, Kip H. // Psychological Reports;Oct2000, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p559
Examines test cases to suggest what happens to the common core of a language when its speakers are conquered based on the 'utilitarian core hypothesis.' Argument that the common core of English is largely Anglo-Saxon and survived the Norman Conquest; Integration of findings within a...