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The Study of Second Language Acquisition

The Study of Second Language Acquisition Author Rod Ellis
ISBN-10 0194371891
Release 1994
Pages 824
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The first section of this book outlines a general framework for the study of second language acquisition. Subsequent sections provide a description of learner language, account for the role of the linguistic environment, examine the learner's internal mechanisms, explore individual differences in language learning, and review the expanding research on classroom second language acquisition. First Prize English Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh Book Competition



Second Language Research

Second Language Research Author Alison Mackey
ISBN-10 9781317612650
Release 2015-07-24
Pages 434
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In this second edition of the best-selling Second Language Research, Alison Mackey and Sue Gass continue to guide students step-by-step through conducting the second language research process with a clear and comprehensive overview of the core issues in second language research. Supported by a wealth of data examples from actual studies, the book examines questions of what is meant by research and what defines good research questions, covering such topics as basic research principles and data collection methods, designing a quantitative research study, and concluding and reporting research findings. The second edition includes a new chapter on mixed-methods, new "time to think" and "time to do" text boxes throughout, and updates to reflect the latest research and literature. Supplementary materials, including an extensive glossary and appendices of forms and documents that students can use in conducting their own studies, serve as useful reference tools, with suggestions on how to get research published reemphasizing the book’s practical how-to approach. Second Language Research, Second Edition is the ideal resource for understanding the second language research process for graduate students in Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics.



Appraising Research in Second Language Learning

Appraising Research in Second Language Learning Author Graeme Keith Porte
ISBN-10 9789027216960
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 267
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Aimed at students of applied linguistics and TEFL on research training courses and practising language teachers, this work provides specific advice and support to those wishing to learn how to approach the critical anaysis of a research paper.



An Introduction to Applied Linguistics

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics Author Norbert Schmitt
ISBN-10 9781134656110
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 352
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An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Second Edition provides a complete, authoritative and up-to-date overview of the state of the field. Each of the 15 chapters offers an extended survey of a central element of Applied Linguistics and is co-authored by two leading international specialists, thus ensuring a full and balanced treatment of the topic covered. The book is divided into three sections: a description of language and language use; essential areas of enquiry; and the four skills and testing. An Introductory chapter familiarises readers with key issues and recurrent themes whilst hands-on activities and further reading sections for each chapter encourage practical analysis and wider reading. For this new edition, each chapter has been fully revised in line with new research and thinking in Applied Linguistics. With its accessible style, broad coverage and practical focus, this book is ideal for students of applied linguistics, TESOL, and second language pedagogy as well as practicing teachers and researchers wishing to update their knowledge.



Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Author Dwight Atkinson
ISBN-10 9781136825804
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 208
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This volume presents seven alternative approaches to studying second language acquisition, and each approach is authored by a leading advocate for it in the field. Edited by Dwight Atkinson, and including contributions from James Lantolf ,Diane Larsen-Freeman, Gabriele Kasper and Johannes Wagner, Bonny Norton and Carolyn McKinney, Patricia Duff and Steven Talmy.



Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research

Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research Author Elma Blom
ISBN-10 9789027287953
Release 2010-10-26
Pages 292
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Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research provides students and researchers interested in language acquisition with comprehensible and practical information on the most frequently used methods in language acquisition research. It includes contributions on first and child/adult second language learners, language-impaired children, and on the acquisition of both spoken and signed language. Part I discusses specific experimental methods, explaining the rationale behind each one, and providing an overview of potential participants, the procedure and data-analysis, as well as advantages and disadvantages and dos and don’ts. Part II focuses on comparisons across groups, addressing the theoretical, applied and methodological issues involved in such comparative work. This book will not only be of use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also to any scholars wishing to learn more about a particular research method. It is suitable as a textbook in postgraduate programs in the fields of linguistics, education and psychology.



The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition Oxford Applied Linguistics

The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition   Oxford Applied Linguistics Author Zoltan Dornyei
ISBN-10 9780194423038
Release 2013-01-10
Pages 356
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The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition offers a systematic and accessible overview of the main psychological areas and theories in order to keep abreast of the ongoing paradigm shift.



Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics Author Brian Paltridge
ISBN-10 9781472534248
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 528
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Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students. The book includes: * qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods * research techniques and approaches * ethical considerations * sample studies * a glossary of key terms * resources for students As well as covering a range of methodological issues, it looks at numerous areas in depth, including language learning strategies, motivation, teacher beliefs, language and identity, pragmatics, vocabulary, and grammar. Comprehensive and accessible, this is the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies.



Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics Author Brian Paltridge
ISBN-10 9780826499257
Release 2010-04-04
Pages 370
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The Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students. The book includes: * qualitative and quantitative methods * research techniques and approaches * ethical considerations * sample studies * a glossary of key terms * resources for students As well as covering a range of methodological issues it looks at numerous areas in depth, including researching gender and language, language and identity, pragmatics, vocabulary, and grammar. Comprehensive and accessible, this will be the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies.



Research Methods in Linguistics

Research Methods in Linguistics Author Robert J. Podesva
ISBN-10 9781107653313
Release 2014-01-23
Pages 568
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A comprehensive guide to conducting research projects in linguistics, this book provides a complete training in state-of-the-art data collection, processing, and analysis techniques. The book follows the structure of a research project, guiding the reader through the steps involved in collecting and processing data, and providing a solid foundation for linguistic analysis. All major research methods are covered, each by a leading expert. Rather than focusing on narrow specializations, the text fosters interdisciplinarity, with many chapters focusing on shared methods such as sampling, experimental design, transcription and constructing an argument. Highly practical, the book offers helpful tips on how and where to get started, depending on the nature of the research question. The only book that covers the full range of methods used across the field, this student-friendly text is also a helpful reference source for the more experienced researcher and current practitioner.



Researching Language

Researching Language Author Deborah Cameron
ISBN-10 0415057221
Release 1992
Pages 148
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Researching Language has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Researching Language also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Researching Language book for free.



Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition

Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition Author Alison Mackey
ISBN-10 9781444347326
Release 2011-10-18
Pages 272
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Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition: A Practical Guideis an informative guide to research design and methodology for graduate students and scholars. Each chapter of this volume offers background, step-by-step guidance, and relevant studies to create comprehensive coverage of each method. Includes chapters by expert scholars on an array of topics, including second language writing and reading, meta-analyses, research replication, qualitative data collection and analysis, and more Includes feature boxes in each chapter highlighting relevant research studies, discussion questions and suggested further readings Utilizes research methods and tools from varied fields of study including education, linguistics, psychology, and sociology



Handbook of Bilingualism

Handbook of Bilingualism Author Judith F. Kroll
ISBN-10 9780195373653
Release 2009
Pages 588
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How is language acquired when infants are exposed to multiple language input from birth and when adults are required to learn a second language after early childhood? This handbook will be essential reading for cognitive psychologists, linguists, applied linguists, and educators who wish to better understand the cognitive basis of bilingualism and the logic of experimental and formal approaches to language science.



Vocabulary Myths

Vocabulary Myths Author Keith S. Folse
ISBN-10 0472030299
Release 2004-03-10
Pages 185
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What every ESL teacher should know about teaching vocabulary



Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching Author Diane Larsen-Freeman
ISBN-10 0194355748
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 189
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This book provides a practical overview of the most important methods in the field. Readers are drawn into classrooms where various teaching methods and approaches are being used. They are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs and to develop their own approach to language teaching.



Second Language Acquisition and the Younger Learner

Second Language Acquisition and the Younger Learner Author Jenefer Philp
ISBN-10 9789027290564
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 334
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This new volume of work highlights the distinctiveness of child SLA through a collection of different types of empirical research specific to younger learners. Characteristics of children’s cognitive, emotional, and social development distinguish their experiences from those of adult L2 learners, creating intriguing issues for SLA research, and also raising important practical questions regarding effective pedagogical techniques for learners of different ages. While child SLA is often typically thought of as simple (and often enjoyable and universally effortless), in other words, as “child’s play”, the complex portraits of young second language learners which emerge in the 16 papers collected in this book invite the reader to reconsider the reality for many younger learners. Chapters by internationally renowned authors together with reports by emerging researchers describe second and foreign language learning by children ranging from pre-schoolers to young adolescents, in home and school contexts, with caregivers, peers, and teachers as interlocutors.



The Psychology of the Language Learner

The Psychology of the Language Learner Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9781135704780
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 288
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Research results over the past decades have consistently demonstrated that a key reason why many second language learners fail--while some learners do better with less effort--lies in various learner attributes such as personality traits, motivation, or language aptitude. In psychology, these attributes have traditionally been called "individual differences." The scope of individual learner differences is broad--ranging from creativity to learner styles and anxiety--yet there is no current, comprehensive, and unified volume that provides an overview of the considerable amount of research conducted on various language learner differences, until now. Each chapter in this new volume focuses on a different individual difference variable. Besides a review of the relevant second language literature, Zoltán Dörnyei presents a concise overview of the psychological research involving each topic. A key concern for the author has been to define the various learner factors as measurable constructs and therefore the discussion includes a summary of the most famous tests and questionnaires in each domain. A wide range of readers will benefit from this book--students in linguistics, applied linguistics, modern languages, and psychology programs; second language teachers participating in in-service training courses; and researchers in second language acquisition and psychology.