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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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1-10 of 32 results in Second Language Acquisition Research Series
  1. Questionnaires in Second Language Research

    Construction, Administration, and Processing

    By Zoltán Dörnyei

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    One of the most common methods of data collection in second language research is using questionnaires of various kinds. In spite of the wide application of questionnaires in the second language field, there does not seem to be sufficient awareness in the profession about the theory of questionnaire...

    Published April 7th 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. Second Language Acquisition and the Critical Period Hypothesis

    Edited by David Birdsong

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Second Language Acquisition and the Critical Period Hypothesis is the only book on the market to provide a diverse collection of perspectives, from experienced researchers, on the role of the Critical Period Hypothesis in second language acquisition. It is widely believed that age effects in both...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning

    By Jenefer Philp, Rebecca Adams, Noriko Iwashita

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning synthesizes the existing body of research on the role of peer interaction in second language learning in one comprehensive volume. In spite of the many hours that language learners spend interacting with peers in the classroom, there is a tendency to...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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 12th 2010 by Routledge

  9. 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 4th 2010 by Routledge

  10. 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 21st 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction, 2nd Edition
    Edited by Bill VanPatten, Jessica Williams
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  2. Explicit Learning in the Second Language Classroom: A Student-Centered Approach
    By Ronald P. Leow
    To Be Published January 14th 2015
  3. Investigating Implicit and Explicit Language Learning
    By Patrick Rebuschat
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  4. Recording Eye Movement in Second Language Research
    By Aline Godfroid, Paula Winke
    To Be Published March 14th 2015

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