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Sage/ILTA Book Award
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The SAGE/ILTA award for Best Book on Language Testing was first announced in the July 2008 issue of the journal Language Testing. The award was to be offered every third year and books nominated for the award could be monographs or edited volumes. There were to be five judges of the award, drawn from the Editorial Board of Language Testing and the Executive Board of ILTA. An interview with the awardee was to be published in the LT journal together with a commissioned book review which offered a critical appreciation of the book's contribution to the field. The award, which consists of a plaque and US$600 dollars, is presented at LTRC.

The winning volume is selected on the basis of the following criteria:
• awareness of fundamental issues in the field;
• development of our knowledge and understanding;
• quality of argumentation;
• originality and/or distinctive treatment of the topic;
• general presentation and scholarship; and
• likely impact.

Award Winners

2016 (Joint Winners)
Glenn Fulcher and Fred Davidson, The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing (2012. Oxon, UK: Routledge)
Glenn Fulcher, Re-examining Language Testing: A philosophical and social inquiry (2015. Oxon, UK: Routledge)

2012 - Lyle Bachman and Adrian (Buzz) Palmer
Language Assessment in Practice: Developing Language Assessments and Justifying their Use in the Real World. (2010. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press).

2009 - Tim McNamara and Carsten Roever
Language Testing: The Social Dimension (2006. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing)


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