This monograph contains select, revised, and invited papers which deal with the topic, Language Proficiency: Defining, Teaching, and Testing. This topic was the theme of the eighth annual symposium held at the University of Delaware. The papers contained in this volume are invited papers or were originally scheduled for presentation and/or presented at the eighth annual Delaware Symposium on Language Studies. The papers combine research conducted in the areas of teaching, testing, and defining second language proficiency within the profession of applied linguistics. They are divided into three principal sections: “Applied Linguistics and Language Proficiency”, “Language Proficiency in Reading and Writing”, and “Testing for Language Proficiency”.


Reading Comprehension Language Proficiency Apply Linguistics Syntactic Complexity Applied Linguistic 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis A. Arena
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  1. 1.University of DelawareNewarkUSA

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