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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32151

Title: Research Timeline: Assessing Academic Writing in Foreign and Second Languages
Authors: Cumming, Alister
Keywords: writing assessment
language assessment history
assessment purposes
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Cumming, A. (2009). Research timeline: Assessing academic writing in foreign and second languages. Language Teaching, 42(1), 95-107. doi:10.1017/S0261444808005430
Abstract: Academic writing and education in foreign and second languages both have lengthy histories. Their histories have diverged but also intersected. Matsuda (2005), for example, described the convergence in policies that led to a distinctive discipline of ‘L2 writing’ in higher education in the U.S.A. during the latter part of the 20th century. Assessment is a key point of their mutual intersection. Approaches to language testing that involve writing for academic purposes – or conversely, writing assessments that involve second or foreign languages – have appeared at certain times, supported by particular policies, rationales, and modes of inquiry or reasoning. The present timeline focuses on the development and elaboration of these rationales and research about them.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32151
ISSN: 0261-4448 (Print)
1475-3049 (Online)
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