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Title: A Rationale for the Cloze Procedure
Authors: Foley, J.A. 
Issue Date: 1984
Citation: Foley, J.A. (1984). A Rationale for the Cloze Procedure. ITL, Review of Applied Linguistics 64 : 71-89. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Addressed are the questions of what cloze actually is, & what it does. It is argued that explanations of cloze using the principle of redundancy in the text & the grammar expectancy of the decoder are more satisfactory than theories based on gestalt psychology or information theory. The question of what cloze does is only satisfactorily answered by reference to the syntactic, semantic, & rhetorical elements of langs. Comprehension assessment, it is argued, is not a valid use of cloze. The main strength of cloze is found to be development, diagnosis, & assessment of basic language skills in both first & second langs. Modified HA.
Source Title: ITL, Review of Applied Linguistics
ISSN: 00190810
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