34th Language Testing Research Colloquium April 3rd – 5th, 2012 Princeton, NJ
Dr. Chapelle is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of TESL/Applied Linguistics, and is Co-Editor of the Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series. She has served as President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (2006-2007) and an Editor of TESOL Quarterly (1999-2004). She has made significant contributions to a number of areas in applied linguistics: computer-assisted language learning, the use of technology in language assessment, and validity theories in language testing.
Dr. Chapelle has an impressive publication record of 7 books, 4 edited books, 34 book chapters and 45 journal articles. Her books include Computer applications in second language acquisition: Foundations for teaching, testing, and research (2001) and English language learning and technology: Lectures on applied linguistics in the age of information and communication technology (2003). Other books focus on language assessment and research methods: Assessing language through technology (Chapelle & Douglas, 2006), Inference and generalizability in applied linguistics (Chalhoub-Deville, Chapelle & Duff, editors, 2006), ESOL tests and testing: A resource for teachers and administrators (Stoynoff & Chapelle, 2005). Her most recent books are Building a validity argument for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (2008) and Tips for teaching with CALL (2008).
Throughout her career, she has been actively engaged in research that explores issues at the intersection of language acquisition, language assessment and computer technology, and has published influential works that have bridged these disciplines. Her scholarly accomplishments are extraordinary, and are highly relevant to the 2012 LTRC theme of Assessment and Learning: Bridging Diverse Disciplines and Domains. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Chapelle as the recipient of the 2012 Samuel Messick Memorial Lecture Award.