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announce that the March issue (Vol. 4, No. 1) of the Iranian Journal of
Language Testing (IJLT) is now available online. This is a special issue on <b>Pragmatic
Assessment</b> guest edited by <b>Dr. Zohreh Eslami</b> from Texas A &amp; M
University. The contents of this issue are listed below. Please visit our
web page at <a href="http://ijlt.ir/journal/index.php/current" target="_blank"><span style="color:blue">http://ijlt.ir/journal/index.php/current</span></a> to
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measurement in pragmatics assessment in two papers:</b></span></p>

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Motallebzadeh</span></p>

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<b>Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2014</b><br>
<br>
Introduction from the Guest Editor <br>
<i>Zohreh R. Eslami </i><br>
<br>
Towards Increased Classroom Assessment of Pragmatic Ability<br>
<i>Andrew D. Cohen </i><br>
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Expanding Traditional Testing Measures with Tasks from L2 Pragmatics Research<br>
<i>Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Sun-Young Shin </i><br>
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Examining Rater Effects in a WDCT Pragmatics Test<br>
<i>Jianda Liu, Lijun Xie </i><br>
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Pragmatic Rater Training: Does It Affect Non-native L2 Teachers&#39; Rating
Accuracy  and  Bias?<br>
<i>Zia Tajeddin, Minoo Alemi </i><br>
<br>
Teacher-based or Interactional?: Exploring Assessments for Children&#39;s
Pragmatic  Development<br>
<i>Noriko Ishihara, Akiko Chiba </i><br>
<br>
Reorienting the assessment of the conventional expressions of complaining
and  apologising: From single-response to interactive DCTs<br>
<i>Esther Usó-Juan, Alicia Martínez-Flor </i><br>
<br>
Speech Act Data Collection in a Non-Western Context: Oral and Written DCTs in
the  Persian Language<br>
<i>Zohreh R. Eslami, Azizullah Mirzaei</i></span></p>

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