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Principles of language testing by Davies, Alan Ph. D.

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Published by B. Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English


  • Language and languages -- Ability testing.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-143) and indexes.

StatementAlan Davies.
SeriesApplied language studies
LC ClassificationsP53.4 .D37 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 147 p. ;
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1849993M
ISBN 100631173420, 0631173439
LC Control Number90001441

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