J. Dylan Burton

I am a graduate of the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University. I will be starting a postdoctoral research position in the department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in fall 2023.

I am originally from a small, rural town in southwest Arkansas. I have a BA from Hendrix College in Mathematics and an MA from Lancaster University in Language Testing. I have lived in Japan, Spain, and China, and I have worked in a number of capacities in language education, including teaching EFL, teacher training, item writing, speaking and writing examining, conference planning, and language assessment literacy workshops.

At MSU, I served as editorial assistant for the journal Language Testing under co-editors Paula Winke, Luke Harding, and Talia Isaacs. I have also worked with Paula Winke and Tineke Brunfaut as assistant to the editors for the Routledge edited volume The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Assessment and Language Testing. I have published articles in Language Testing, Language Assessment Quarterly, System, and Papers in Language Testing and Assessment. My primary research interests center around language testing and assessment, particularly in the assessment of speaking and its interaction with nonverbal behavior.

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