Research Statement

1) Open source software for a web-based language test development to guide language test developers through the language test design and development process and archive and update all associated documents

2) 11 case studies of Content Based Instruction programs as operationalized in countries where the language of instruction is not the primary language in the country where the instruction takes place

3) The logical structure of a Research Use Argument

Presentations

  • Test-ifize: Software for assessment design and instruction (with Daniel Dixon). Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing: An International Conference in Honor of Lyle F. Bachman. June 2, 2017. Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2017.
  • Introduction of Lyle Bachman. 30 minute invited presentation. Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing: An International Conference in Honor of Lyle F. Bachman. June 1, 2017. Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2017.
  • “Language assessment in the real world.” Invited plenary lecture at NCTE 2016: New ELT Paradigms: Dare to Join the Change. Centro Cultural Costaricaense Norteamericano. Thursday, January 28, 2016. San José, Costa Rica. , Presented, 2016.
  • “Justifying assessment use.” Invited workshop at NCTE 2016: New ELT Paradigms: Dare to Join the Change. Centro Cultural Costaricaense Norteamericano. Wednesday, January 27, 2016. San José, Costa Rica. , Presented, 2016.
  • “Language assessment in the real world.” Invited workshop presented at Centro Cultural Salvadoreño Americano (CCSA) July 5, 2015, San Salvador, El Salvador. , Presented, 2015.
  • “Justifying language assessment development and use.” Paper presented at the 33rd National Conference for Teachers of English. November 4, 2014, Guatemala City, Guatemala. , Presented, 2014.
  • “Justifying the use of language assessments.” Paper presented at the ABLA (Association of Binational Centers of Latin America) Conference, Florianopolis, Brazil. September 24, 2014. , Presented, 2014.
  • “Workshop in assessment justification.” Invited workshop at the 5TH ELT Horizons International Conference 2012, Lima, Peru. July May 25 & 26, 2012. , Presented, 2012.
  • “Justifying assessment development and use.” Invited plenary address at the 5TH ELT Horizons International Conference 2012, Lima, Peru. May 25 & 26, 2012. , Presented, 2012.
  • “The role of justification in assessment development and use.” Invited plenary presentation at the National Teachers of English Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala. November 2-4, 2011. , Presented, 2011.
  • "Workshop in assessment use justification.” Invited presentation at TESOL Chile, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdevia, Chile. Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2011. , Presented, 2011.
  • "Justifying assessment use in educational leadership.” Invited Keynote Speaker at TESOL Chile, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdevia, Chile. Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2011. , Presented, 2011.
  • “Assessment and evaluation of autonomous learning.” Chulalongkorn University Language Institute. Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. , Presented, 2010.
  • "Assessment Use Arguments as a basis for assessment development and use." Khon Kaen University Language Institute, Khon Kaen University, Bangkok, Thailand. , Presented, 2010.
  • Palmer, A. S., Dixon, D. H., Dixon, T. O., & Christison, M. A. (2020). Using digital technology to educate language teachers about the design, development, and use of research in applied linguistics. Poster session accepted for World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), August 9-14, Groningen, the Netherlands. (Conference cancelled due to COVID). (refereed). , Accepted, 2020.
  • “Discovery Learning and the contribution of software to teaching language test design and development” (with Daniel Dixon and Mary Ann Christison). Paper presented at the Language Learning Roundtable at the 2018 Language Testing Research Colloquium. July 2, 2018. Auckland, New Zealand. , Presented, 2018.
  • “Workshop on formative assessment” (with MaryAnn Christison). Invited workshop at the TESOL Kuwait Preconference Workshops, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait City. , Presented, 2013.
  • “Using an Assessment Use Argument to develop language tests and justify their use” (with Lyle Bachman and Daniel Dixon). Two-day workshop at LTRC 2014. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. June 2-3, 2014. Other, Presented, 2014.
  • Palmer, A. S., Dixon, D. H., Christison, M. A., & Dixon, T. O. (2020). Justifying the design and use of research in applied linguistics. Paper accepted for the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), March 29, 2020, Denver, Colorado. (Conference cancelled because of COVID). (refereed). , Accepted, 2020.
  • “Test-ify, a web-based application for assessment design and development” (with Daniel Dixon). Professional demonstration at LTRC 2016. Palermo, Sicily (Italy). , Presented, 2016.
  • “Justifying assessment use.” Invited workshop at NCTE 2016: New ELT Paradigms: Dare to Join the Change. Centro Cultural Costaricaense Norteamericano. Wednesday, January 27, 2016. San José, Costa Rica. , Presented, 2016.
  • "Assessment Use Arguments as a basis for assessment development and use.” Invited plenary address at the 35th FAAPI Conference, Cordoba, Argentina. , Presented, 2010.

Software Titles

  • RUA. Python-based app for design and use of applied linguistics research. Release Date: 2019. Inventors: Adrian Palmer, Daniel Dixon, MaryAnn Christison, Tulay dixon. Distribution List: Students in Palmer's L2 Research Design class, Univ. of Utah.
  • Test-ifize. A web-based application for language assessment design and development. Developed under license from Oxford University Press. Period of development: 2012 to present. Development cost: $25,000 (self funded). Release Date: 2016. Inventors: Adrian Palmer and Daniel Dixon. Distribution List: Students in Adrian Palmer's Language Assessment classes at the University of Utah from 2013 to present, as well as all participants at a demonstration of the software at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC 2016). Palermo, Sicily (Italy). June 23, 2016.
  • Test-ifize. A web-based application for language assessment design and development. This software was field tested and revised extensively during the 2017 academic year. Release Date: 2016. Inventors: Adrian Palmer and Daniel Dixon. Distribution List: Students in Adrian Palmer's Language Assessment classes at the University of Utah from 2013 to present, as well as all participants at a demonstration of the software at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC 2016). Palermo, Sicily (Italy). June 23, 2016. Global Impact (Global).

Languages

  • Western Farsi, Functional.
  • Thai, Fluent.
  • French, Functional.
  • German, Functional.
  • Spanish, Functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • 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.
  • China
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Cambodia
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Indonesia
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • United Kingdom
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Greece
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Netherlands
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Germany
  • Singapore
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Qatar
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Myanmar
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Slovakia
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Spain
  • Hong Kong
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Italy
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Morocco
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Egypt
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Tunisia
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Dominican Republic
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Costa Rica
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Guatemala
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Mexico
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Panama
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Argentina
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Brazil
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Chile
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Colombia
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Ecuador
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Peru
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Venezuela
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Canada
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • United States
    Live and work in U.S. Presented at professional conferences.
  • Laos
    Presented at professional conferences, speak Lao.
  • India
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Iran
    Lived in Iran, speak Farsi, wrote PhD dissertation on Farsi.
  • Sri Lanka
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Kuwait
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Syria
    Presented at professional conferences.
  • Turkey
    Presented at professional conferences.

Publications

  • Lyle Bachman (date unknown). Language Assessment in Practice: Developing Language Assessments and Justifying their Use in the Real World. (With L. Bachman). Oxford Univ. Press. 2010. Winner of SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing (2009-2012).. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Language Assessment in Practice. Accepted, .
  • Palmer, Adrian (date unknown). Back & Forth: Pair Activities for Language Development. (With T. Rodgers and Judy W. B. Olsen) Hayward, Calif. Janus-Alemany Press.. Accepted, .
  • Palmer, Adrian (date unknown). A.U.A. Language Center Thai Course: Dialog Book A, "Small Talk." Bangkok, Thailand: American University Alumni Association Language Center.. Accepted, .
  • Palmer, Adrian (date unknown). Seeking the Heart of Teaching. (With MaryAnn Christison). Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.. Accepted, .
  • Brown (date unknown). The Listening Approach: A Manual for Teaching Languages Using Krashen's Theory. (With J. Marvin Brown) New York: Longman, Inc. Accepted, .
  • Palmer, Adrian (date unknown). Personal Relations: Book 2 "At the Office." (With G. Trosper and G. Esarey). New York: Pergamon Press. Accepted, .
  • Palmer, Adrian (date unknown). A.U.A. Language Center Thai Course: Dialog Book B, "Getting Help With Your Thai." Bangkok, Thailand: American University Alumni Association Language Center.. Accepted, .
  • Palmer, Adrian (date unknown). Personal Relations: Book 1 "School Days." (With G. Trosper and G. Esarey) New York: Pergamon Press. Accepted, .
  • Palmer, Adrian (date unknown). Getting Along in English. (With M. Kimball) New York: Longman, Inc.. Accepted, .
  • Bachman (date unknown). Language Testing in Practice: Designing and Developing Useful Language Tests. (With L. Bachman). Oxford Univ. Press. (Winner of the Modern Language Association’s Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize for an outstanding research publication in the field of teaching foreign languages and literature.). Accepted, .
  • Palmer, A.S. (date unknown). Communication strategies and teaching speaking.. Wiley/Blackwell Publishers. Accepted, .
  • Christison, M.A. (date unknown). Christison, M. A., Tomaš, Z., Hiller, K. E., & Palmer, A. S. (2016). Creating a professional development program to support faculty in an English-medium university of science and technology. In J. Crandall & M. A. Christison (Eds.) Global research on teacher education and professional development in TESOL (pp. 205-223). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.. Accepted, .
  • Christison, Mary Ann (date unknown). Communication strategies and teaching speaking.. (pp. 1629-1634). Wiley/Blackwell Publishers. Accepted, .
  • Adrian Palmer (date unknown). Palmer, A. S., & Christison, M. A. (in press). Communication strategies and teaching speaking. In M. A. Christison (Associate Ed.) The TESOL encyclopedia of English Language Teaching: Teaching speaking and pronunciation. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley/Bl.... Accepted, .
  • Palmer, Adrian (date unknown). The Construct Validation of Tests of Communicative Competence, (including proceedings of a colloquium at TESOL '79, Boston). Edited with P. Groot and G. Trosper. Washington, D. C.: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Accepted, .
  • Adrian Palmer (date unknown). Palmer, Adrian. "Teaching Communication: Back to the 60s." English Teaching Forum, 50:4. Washington, DC: United States Department of State Office of English Language Programs. Accepted, .
  • Purpura (date unknown). Purpura, J. E., & Christison, M. A. (2016). A lifetime of language testing: An interview with Adrian (Buzz) Palmer. Language Assessment Quarterly. 13(2), 142-155. London, UK: Taylor & Francis Group. Accepted, .
  • de Berley, Geraldine (date unknown). Return to Sender. Interactive Video Course for Japanese Students. (With Geraldine de Berly, Mary Ann Christison, and Jean Zukowski-Faust.) 16 videotaped dramatic episodes, 16 student videos, 16 teacher videos Studio Miramar, San Francisco), student workbook, teacher's workbook. Tokyo: Asian Communications Net. Accepted, .