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2014 | 11 | 1 | 290-297
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Testing and Assessing English Word-Formation

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The paper discusses the testing/assessment of word-formation skills in thresholdlevel (B1) learners. To determine the suitability and use of productive gap-fill exercises at this level, an example of a word-formation exercise is addressed from the following perspectives: word frequency (corpus data), morphological complexity (morpheme types and wordformation processes), syntactic environments (typical sentence and/or phrase patterns), analysis of statistical data (facility values) and test-takers’ errors. The text also addresses some implications of the findings for the instruction of lexis.
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11
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1
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290-297
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2014-03-01
online
2014-05-01
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  • Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_rjes-2014-0033
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