Interviewer behaviour during oral proficiency interviews: A gender perspective

Eesti Rakenduslingvistika Ühingu Aastaraamat. 2013;0(9) DOI 10.5128/ERYa9.14


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Journal Title: Eesti Rakenduslingvistika Ühingu Aastaraamat

ISSN: 1736-2563 (Print); 2228-0677 (Online)

Publisher: Eesti Rakenduslingvistika Ühing (Estonian Association for Applied Linguistics)

Society/Institution: Eesti Rakenduslingvistika Ühing

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics | Language and Literature: Ural-Altaic languages: Finnic. Baltic-Finnic

Country of publisher: Estonia

Language of fulltext: Estonian, English

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Edith Reemann
Ene Alas
Suliko Liiv


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Time From Submission to Publication: 28 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

<p><span>The article investigates the behaviour of interviewers during the oral proficiency interview within the framework of the national examination in the English language in Estonia from the gender perspective. The research investigates whether noticeable differences can be traced in the behavioural patterns of male and female interviewers that could lead to placing the candidates in a disadvantaged position, not allowing them to display their language proficiency to the full. The study involves nine female and nine male interviewers whose interview language is subjected to content analysis. The results show an overall attempt to follow the scripted interview format envisaged for this examination, but alterations to the script prevail with both gender groups. </span></p><p>DOI:</p>