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Title: Reading in a Second Language
Written By: Sandy Urquhart
Cyril J Weir
Series Title: Applied Linguistics and Language Study Series

Reading in a Second Language' sets the testing and teaching of reading against a theoretical background, discussing research from both applied linguistics and cognitive psychology. Where possible, it focuses on research into second language readers and distinguishes different kinds of reading, particularly expeditious as opposed to careful reading, and emphasizes the validity of each. Sandy Urquhart and Cyril Weir relate testing and teaching, discussing similarities and differences, providing a comprehensive survey of both methods with the emphasis on those which have been substantiated or supported by research evidence. Finally, the book proposes specific research topics, and detailed advice on how to construct tests of language for academic purposes and suggestions for further research. The book is intended for teachers, testers, advanced students and researchers into reading in a second language and will also be useful to teacher trainers, inservice trainees, experienced teachers and textbook writers.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Pearson Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0582298369
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 368pp