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Second Language Acquisition Research Series

Series Editor: Susan M. Gass, Alison Mackey

The Second Language Acquisition Research series presents and explores issues bearing directly on theory construction and/or research methods in the study of second language acquisition. Its titles (both authored and edited volumes) provide thorough and timely overviews of high-interest topics, and include key discussions of existing research findings and their implications. A special emphasis of the series is reflected in the monographs dealing with specific data collection methods or instruments. Each of these monographs addresses the kinds of research questions for which the method/instrument is best suited, offers extended description of its use, and outlines the problems associated with its use. The volumes in this series will be invaluable to students and scholars alike, and perfect for use in courses on research methodology and in individual research.

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11-20 of 31 results in Second Language Acquisition Research Series
  1. A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS

    By Jenifer Larson-Hall, Jenifer Larson-Hall

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    This valuable book shows second language researchers how to use the statistical program SPSS to conduct statistical tests frequently done in SLA research. Using data sets from real SLA studies, A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS shows newcomers to both statistics and...

    Published September 1st 2009 by Routledge

  2. Using Priming Methods in Second Language Research

    By Kim McDonough, Pavel Trofimovich

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Using Priming Methods in Second Language Research is an accessible introduction to the use of auditory, semantic, and syntactic priming methods for second language (L2) processing and acquisition research. It provides a guide for the use, design, and implementation of priming tasks and an overview...

    Published October 19th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics

    By Patricia Duff

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Case studies of individual language learners are a valuable means of illustrating issues connected with learning, using, and in some cases, losing another language. Yet, even though increasing numbers of graduate students and scholars conduct research using case studies or mix quantitative and...

    Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  4. Stimulated Recall Methodology in Second Language Research

    By Susan M. Gass, Alison Mackey

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    The methodology of introspection, and especially of stimulated recall, is gaining increasing popularity in second language research. This book provides a "how-to" guide for researchers considering using this technique, contextualized within a history of the procedure and a discussion of its...

    Published May 14th 2007 by Psychology Press

  5. Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research

    By Susan M. Gass, Alison Mackey

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    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...

    Published February 21st 2007 by Routledge

  6. Theories in Second Language Acquisition

    An Introduction

    Edited by Bill VanPatten, Bill VanPatten, Jessica Williams, Jessica Williams

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Theories in Second Language Acquisition surveys the major theoretical approaches currently used in second language acquisition (SLA) research, providing a systematic and coherent presentation in a single source. Each chapter follows a consistent chapter model constructed around the same set of...

    Published September 25th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Problems in Second Language Acquisition

    By Michael H. Long

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Second language acquisition has an identity problem. It is a young field struggling to emerge from the parent fields of education and applied linguistics. In his new book, Problems in Second Language Acquisition, Mike Long proposes a way to help second language acquisition develop a...

    Published June 27th 2006 by Routledge

  8. The Psychology of the Language Learner

    Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition

    By Zoltán Dörnyei

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    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...

    Published November 29th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Interlanguage Pragmatics

    Exploring Institutional Talk

    Edited by Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Beverly S. Hartford

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    This volume brings conversational analysis into the study of second language pragmatics as an analytic paradigm. A well-regarded team of researchers addresses a difficult area for the interlanguage pragmatics research community--the balance between experimental method and the use of conversational...

    Published May 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  10. Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition

    Edited by Bill VanPatten, Jessica Williams, Susanne Rott, Mark Overstreet

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition is an interdisciplinary and timely edited book of essays and empirical studies, most of which are based on the papers presented at the Form and Meaning Conference held in Chicago in 2002. The goal of the conference and now of the book is to...

    Published April 13th 2004 by Routledge