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New and Published Books

  1. Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative in L2 Education

    Vygotskian Praxis and the Research/Practice Divide

    By James P. Lantolf, Matthew E. Poehner

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    Explicating clearly and concisely the full implication of a praxis-oriented language pedagogy, this book argues for an approach to language teaching grounded in a significant scientific theory of human learning—a stance that rejects the consumer approach to theory and the dichotomy between theory...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Research Methods in Second Language Psycholinguistics

    By Jill Jegerski, Bill VanPatten

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Addressing a rapidly growing interest in second language research, this hands-on text provides students and researchers with the means to understand and use current methods in psycholinguistics. With a focus on the actual methods, designs, and techniques used in psycholinguistics research as they...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Narrative Inquiry in Language Teaching and Learning Research

    By Gary Barkhuizen, Phil Benson, Alice Chik

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Narrative Inquiry in Language Teaching and Learning Research provides an entry-level introduction to research methods using stories, as data or as a means of presenting findings, that is grounded in published empirical research within the field of language teaching and learning. It discusses basic...

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Daisaku Ikeda, Language and Education

    Edited by Jason Goulah

    Daisaku Ikeda (b. 1928) is an international Buddhist leader, peacebuilder, prolific author, and the founder of the secular Soka kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools, women’s college and universities in seven countries across Asia and the Americas. He has emerged as an important...

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Child Language Acquisition

    By Caroline Rowland

    Series: Understanding Language

    Taking an accessible and cross-linguistic approach, Understanding Child Language Acquisition introduces readers to the most important research on child language acquisition over the last fifty years, as well as to some of the most influential theories in the field. Rather than just describing what...

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Second Language Acquisition

    An Introductory Course, 4th Edition

    By Susan M. Gass, Jennifer Behney, Luke Plonsky

    Now in a fourth edition, this bestselling introductory textbook remains the cornerstone volume for the study of second language acquisition (SLA). Its chapters have been fully updated, and reorganized where appropriate, to provide a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the field and its related...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Second Language Learning Theories

    3rd Edition

    By Rosamond Mitchell, Florence Myles, Emma Marsden

    Second Language Learning Theories is a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition (SLA) theories. Written by a team of leading academics working in different SLA specialisms, this book provides expert analysis of the main theories from multiple perspectives to offer a...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Structure in Language

    A Dynamic Perspective

    By Thomas Berg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This book examines one of the allegedly unique features of human language: structure sensitivity. Its point of departure is the distinction between content and structural units, which are defined in psycholinguistic terms. The focus of the book is on structural representations, in particular their...

    Published September 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Learning

    Theoretical Basics and Experimental Evidence

    By Andrea Tyler

    This book illustrates the ways that cognitive linguistics, a relatively new paradigm in language studies, can illuminate and facilitate language research and teaching. The first part of the book introduces the basics of cognitive linguistic theory in a way that is geared toward second language...

    Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Conducting Reaction Time Research in Second Language Studies

    By Nan Jiang

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    This book offers a general introduction to reaction time research as relevant to Second Language Studies and explores a collection of tasks and paradigms that are often used in such research. It provides a lucid explanation of the technical aspects of collecting reaction time data and outlines...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge