Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research
Routledge – 2007 – 224 pages
This timely reference guide is specifically directed toward the needs of second language researchers, who can expect to gain a clearer understanding of which techniques may be most appropriate and fruitful in given research domains. Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research is a perfect companion to the same author team’s bestselling Second Language Research: Methodology and Design. It is an indispensable text for graduate or advanced-level undergraduate students who are beginning research projects in the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL as well as a comprehensive reference for more seasoned researchers.
"…provides a solid and insightful review of data collection techniques currently employed across the broad spectrum of second and foreign language learning research. Includes a wide breadth of elicitation techniques that range from eye tracking, priming, and working memory-related measures to diary studies, surveys, and classroom behavior."-- Language Teaching Research, Vol. 12 No. 4
"The scope of featured techniques, combined with clear descriptions and examples, makes this text well-suited as both a tool for classroom instruction of graduate students and an indispensable reference for emerging second language researchers."-- Language Teaching Research, Vol. 12 No. 4
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Psycholinguistic Approaches. Cognitive Processes, Capacities, and Strategies. Language-Focused Research. Interaction-Based Research. Context-Based Research. Survey-Based Research. Classroom Research.