Domestic Research on Backwash of English Language Testing: Review and Prospective

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Domestic Research on Backwash of English Language Testing: Review and Prospective —— Analysis of Six Major Journals of Linguistics from 2003-2013

Contents Abstract ……………………………………………………………………….....1 1. Introduction ……………………………………………………………….......2 2 The Scope of Information Retrieval ...…………………………………….....3 3 Current Situations of Washback Research………………………….……….3 3.1 Research Amount……………………………………………………….....4 3.2 Research Methods………………………………………………………....4 3.3 Research Content……………………………………………………….....5 3.3.1 CET 4& 6………………………………………………………………5 3.3.2 TEM 4&8………………………………………………………………6 3.3.3 NMET…………………………………………………………...…..…6 3.3.4 Language Testing and Washback Resear….………………………...…..…6 3.3.5 Others…………………………………………………………...….…..7 4 Problems of Current Research on Wachback………………..……………….7 4.1 Quantity ………………………………………………………………….....7 4.2 Content …………………………………………………………………......7 4.3 Objects ………………………………………………………..…...……......8 5 Suggestions and Prospective for Future Research on Washback…..…….......8 5.1 Research Objects…………………………………………………………….8 5.2 Research Methods……………………………………………………….......8 5.3 Research Content……………………………………………………………9 6 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………9 References……………………………………………..………………………....10 Acknowledgements…………………………………………………………..….11

Abstract: Research on washback of language testing has developed rapidly after 1990s, and domestic scholars have paid much more attention to this field of study increasingly. Through Literature retrieval, this paper searched 19 theses related to washback research published in six major journals of linguistics from 2003-2013. And statistical analysis shows that the development on washback in…...

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