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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.

New and Published Books

21-30 of 32 results in Second Language Acquisition Research Series
  1. Processing Instruction

    Theory, Research, and Commentary

    Edited by BIll VanPatten

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    This new book, Processing Instruction: Theory, Research, and Commentary, edited by Bill VanPatten--a pioneer in processing instruction (PI)--is a refreshing presentation of 10 related and not widely available articles that illustrate the role of processing instruction in second language acquisition...

    Published August 31st 2003 by Routledge

  2. Foreign Accent

    The Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Second Language Phonology

    By Roy C. Major

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Even though second-language learners may master the grammar and vocabulary of the new languages, they almost never achieve a native phonology (accent). Scholars and professionals dealing with second-language learners would agree that this is one of the most persistent challenges they face. Now,...

    Published April 11th 2001 by Psychology Press

  3. Second Language Acquisition Processes in the Classroom

    Learning Japanese

    By Amy Snyder Ohta

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    This book is the first study to examine how interactional style develops within the walls of a foreign language classroom in the first two years of language study. Results show learners to be highly sensitive to pragmatic information and that learners can move toward an appropriate interactional...

    Published February 11th 2001 by Routledge

  4. Second Language Acquisition Processes in the Classroom

    Learning Japanese

    By Amy Snyder Ohta

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    This book is the first study to examine how interactional style develops within the walls of a foreign language classroom in the first two years of language study. Results show learners to be highly sensitive to pragmatic information and that learners can move toward an appropriate interactional...

    Published December 31st 2000 by Routledge

  5. Conversation Analysis

    By Numa Markee

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Conversation analysis is a methodology that originated over three decades ago as a sociolinguistic approach but has since been adopted by scholars in a variety of other areas, including applied linguistics and communication. It is of great utility in second language acquisition research for its...

    Published March 13th 2000 by Psychology Press

  6. Conversation Analysis

    By Numa Markee

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Conversation analysis is a methodology that originated over three decades ago as a sociolinguistic approach but has since been adopted by scholars in a variety of other areas, including applied linguistics and communication. It is of great utility in second language acquisition research for its...

    Published January 31st 2000 by Routledge

  7. Stimulated Recall Methodology in Second Language Research

    By Susan M. Gass, Susan M. Gass, Alison Mackey, 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 January 31st 2000 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 January 31st 2000 by Psychology Press

  9. Second Language Acquisition and the Critical Period Hypothesis

    Edited by David Birdsong

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    In language learning, the rule of thumb is: the earlier the better. Children exposed to language from birth are uniformly successful in first language acquisition (L1A), whereas those deprived of contact with language during childhood are pathologically deficient. In second language acquisition (...

    Published February 11th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Referential Communication Tasks

    By George Yule

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Referential communication is the term given to communicative acts, generally spoken, in which some kind of information is exchanged between one speaker and another. This information exchange is typically dependent on successful acts of reference, whereby entities (human and non-human) are...

    Published March 31st 1997 by Routledge