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Book: Rethinking the Second Language Listening Test

Chapter: 11. Information Load: An Investigative Study

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.34794


Chapter 11 reports on a small-scale study investigating the density of information in a recording script as a potential measure of likely difficulty. It explores whether two raters can agree on what constitutes an information unit within a script; and how in practice test writers grade information density across proficiency levels.

Chapter Contributors

  • John Field ( - jfield) 'University of Bedfordshire'