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Douglas, Dan

  1. Viviana Cortes

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0341

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Cortes, V. 2012. Douglas, Dan. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Dan Douglas has made groundbreaking contributions to the study of language for specific purposes (LSP) and language assessment, including his work on the novel exploration of certain specific registers, like the language of aviation, but most importantly with his work on assessment in LSP. His work on assessment focused on analyzing the development of assessment criteria for LSP and on exploring ways to derive these assessment criteria from the sources used to establish LSP test content and methods, that is, the analyses of specific purpose language use situations.


  • assessment methods in applied linguistics;
  • assessment;
  • language for academic purposes;
  • language for specific purposes