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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 34 results in Second Language Acquisition Research Series
  1. The Role of Formal Features in Second Language Acquisition

    Edited by Juana Liceras, Helmut Zobl, Helen Goodluck

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Using Chomsky's minimalist program as a framework, this volume explores the role of formal (or functional) features in current descriptions and accounts of language acquistion. In engaging, up-to-date articles, distinguished experts examine the role of features in current versions of...

    Published August 13th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research

    By Melissa A. Bowles

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research aims to answer key questions about the validity and uses of think-alouds, verbal reports completed by research participants while they perform a task. It offers an overview of how think-alouds have been used in language research and presents a...

    Published May 5th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities

    By Lourdes Ortega, Heidi Byrnes

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Researchers and educators routinely call for longitudinal research on language learning and teaching. The present volume explores the connection between longitudinal study and advanced language capacities, two under-researched areas, and proposes an agenda for future research. Five chapters probe...

    Published February 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Questionnaires in Second Language Research

    Construction, Administration, and Processing, 2nd Edition

    By Zoltán Dörnyei, Tatsuya Taguchi

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of...

    Published November 18th 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 4th 2007 by Routledge

  8. 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 15th 2007 by Psychology Press

  9. 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 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  10. 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 26th 2006 by Routledge