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University of Essex Language Centre Occasional Papers No. 7 [microform] / P. T. Culhane and Others
Bib ID 5307310
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Culhane, P. T
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1970 
109 p. 
Summary

This collection of papers assesses the validity of the MLAT. It is not self-evident that a test designed for English speaking university students in America and validated there is necessarily valid in an English university. The differences between American English and British English are evident, and American universities admit a greater proportion of the population than do English ones and different entry qualifications apply. It is also possible that different educational methods lead to the strengthening of different aptitudes. The collection consists of three main sections: (1) Descriptions of the experiment and discussion of the MLAT with particular reference to its internal and predictive validity. A multiple regression analysis is used for this. (Culhane). (2) A description of the performance of a select group of students of "proved" linguistic ability, including error analysis of the sub-tests and a description of learning strategies for Part V. (Lee) (3) Detailed item analysis of sub-tests III and IV to determine which were the relevant factors operating in a speeded and a non-speeded sub-test. There is also a limited assessment of the validity of Part V in relation to a memory-based course in Scientific Russian. (Shepherd and Alford). (CHK)

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ERIC Note: Best copy available.

Univ. of Essex Language Centre Occasional Papers, n7 Nov 1970.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Aptitude.  |  Aptitude Tests.  |  Error Patterns.  |  Language Ability.  |  Language Aptitude.  |  Language Proficiency.  |  Language Tests.  |  Language Variation.  |  Languages for Special Purposes.  |  Modern Languages.  |  North American English.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Statistical Analysis.  |  Test Reliability.  |  Test Validity.  |  Modern Language Aptitude Test  |  English (British)
Form/genre Journal Articles.
Other authors/contributors Essex Univ., Colchester (England). Dept. of Language and Linguistics
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