ADRIAN S PALMER

ADRIAN S PALMER portrait
  • Associate Professor, Linguistics

Biography

Education

  • B.A., Economics, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D, Linguistics, University of Michigan. Project: The Ezafe Construction in Modern Standard Persian

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 SAGE/ILTA triennial award for the best book in the area of language testing/assessment (2009-2012). Awarded for Language Assessment in Practice, Oxford University Press, 2012. (With Lyle Bachman). SAGE Publishers & International Language Testing Association, 04/05/2012
  • 1997 Kenneth W Mildenberger Prize for an Outstanding Research Publication in the Field of Teaching Foreign Languages and Literatures. Awarded for the book Language Testing in Practice (with Lyle Bachman). Oxford University Press, 1995. The Modern Language Association of America , 12/28/1997

Biography

My primary, long-term academic focus has been in language testing research and the justification, as well as the design, development, and use of language assessments. More recently, I have focused on designing software to facilitate both the development of language tests and teaching the process to language teachers and language testing specialists. I also work in the areas of second language teaching and acquisitionn in instructional settings and real-world environments.

Affiliations

  • International Language Testing Association (ILTA), Member, 02/28/1992 - present
  • Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Co-founder in 1979, 03/14/1979 - present
  • American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Member, 02/10/1977 - present
  • Teach of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Member, 02/12/1975 - present

Languages

  • French, functional.
  • German, functional.
  • Spanish, functional.
  • Thai, fluent.
  • Western Farsi, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Argentina. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Brazil. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Cambodia. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Canada. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Chile. Presented at professional conferences.
  • China. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Colombia. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Costa Rica. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Dominican Republic. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Ecuador. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Egypt. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Germany
  • Greece. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Guatemala. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. Presented at professional conferences.
  • India. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Indonesia. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of. Lived in Iran, speak Farsi, wrote PhD dissertation on Farsi.
  • Italy. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Japan
  • Kuwait. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic. Presented at professional conferences, speak Lao.
  • Mexico. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Morocco. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Myanmar. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Netherlands. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Panama. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Peru. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Puerto Rico. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Qatar. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Republic of Korea
  • Singapore. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Slovakia. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Syrian Arab Republic. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Taiwan. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Thailand. Worked in Thailand for almost five years, speak Thai, conducted extensive second language acquisition research in Thailand, taught Thai at the University of Michigan, published textbooks for teaching Thai. I return every year for professional work and to keep up personal contacts.
  • Tunisia. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Turkey. Presented at professional conferences.
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Presented at professional conferences.
  • United States of America. Live and work in U.S. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of). Presented at professional conferences.