LADO as a Language Test: Issues of Validity

Carolien van den Hazelkamp, Tim McNamara, Maaike Verrips

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This article brings together the theoretical field of language testing and the practical field of language analysis for the determination of the origin of asylum
seekers. It considers what it would mean to think of language analysis as a
form of language test, subject to the same validity constraints, and proposes
a research agenda.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262–283
JournalApplied Linguistics
Issue number2
Early online date23 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


  • LADO
  • validity
  • language testing


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