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Salience in Second Language Acquisition

Salience in Second Language Acquisition

Susan M. Gass, Patti Spinner, Jennifer Behney
August 22, 2017

Salience in Second Language Acquisition brings together contributions from top scholars of second language acquisition (SLA) in a comprehensive volume of the existing literature and current research on salience. In the first book to focus exclusively on this integral topic, the editors and...

The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

Judit Kormos
December 20, 2016

The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties is the only recent book available to offer a detailed and in-depth discussion of the second language learning processes of students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). It summarizes research advances in...

Understanding, Evaluating, and Conducting Second Language Writing Research

Understanding, Evaluating, and Conducting Second Language Writing Research

Charlene Polio, Debra A. Friedman
November 09, 2016

Understanding, Evaluating, and Conducting Second Language Writing Research speaks to the rapidly growing area of second language writing by providing a uniquely balanced approach to L2 writing research. While other books favor either a qualitative or quantitative approach to second language...

Stimulated Recall Methodology in Applied Linguistics and L2 Research

Stimulated Recall Methodology in Applied Linguistics and L2 Research

Susan M. Gass, Alison Mackey
September 28, 2016

Stimulated Recall Methodology in Applied Linguistics and L2 Research provides researchers and students in second language acquisition and applied linguistics with the only how-to guide on using stimulated recalls in their research practice. This new edition expands on the scope of the previous...

SLA Research and Materials Development for Language Learning

SLA Research and Materials Development for Language Learning

Brian Tomlinson
May 27, 2016

SLA Research and Materials Development for Language Learning is the only book available to focus on the interaction between second language acquisition theory and materials development for language learning. It consists of contributions written by experts in SLA, experts in materials development,...

Advancing Methodology and Practice: The IRIS Repository of Instruments for Research into Second Languages

Advancing Methodology and Practice: The IRIS Repository of Instruments for Research into Second Languages

Alison Mackey, Emma Marsden
November 24, 2015

Instruments for Research into Second Languages is an accessible introduction to understanding and evaluating existing and emerging methodologies in L2 research. The book provides an introduction to the data collection materials available in the IRIS database. IRIS is an open access, searchable...

Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research: Language Researcher Narratives

Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research: Language Researcher Narratives

Peter I. De Costa
November 04, 2015

Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research explores how ethical issues are negotiated in different areas of language research, illustrating for graduate students in applied linguistics the ethical dilemmas they might encounter in the research methodology classroom and how they might be addressed. This...

A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS and R

A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS and R

Jenifer Larson-Hall
July 24, 2015

A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS and R, Second Edition is the only text available that demonstrates how to use SPSS and R as specifically related to applied linguistics and SLA research. This new edition is up-to-date with the most recent version of the SPSS...

Advancing Quantitative Methods in Second Language Research

Advancing Quantitative Methods in Second Language Research

Luke Plonsky
July 07, 2015

Advancing Quantitative Methods in Second Language Research is the first hands-on guide to conducting advanced research methods in the fields of applied linguistics and second language studies. While a number of texts discuss basic quantitative research methodology, none focus exclusively on...

Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition

Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition

Bill VanPatten, Jessica Williams, Susanne Rott, Mark Overstreet
May 21, 2015

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...

The Psychology of the Language Learner Revisited

The Psychology of the Language Learner Revisited

Zoltan Dornyei, Stephen Ryan
May 05, 2015

Over the past decade, the focus of inquiry into the psychology of SLA has shifted from the analysis of various characteristics within individuals towards a greater consideration of individuals’ dynamic interactions with diverse contexts. This revisit of the bestselling The Psychology of the...

Explicit Learning in the L2 Classroom: A Student-Centered Approach

Explicit Learning in the L2 Classroom: A Student-Centered Approach

Ronald P. Leow
March 25, 2015

Explicit Learning in the L2 Classroom offers a unique five-prong (theoretical, empirical, methodological, pedagogical, and model building) approach to the issue of explicit learning in the L2 classroom from a student-centered perspective. To achieve this five-prong objective, the book reports the...

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