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Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research

1st Edition

By Susan M. Gass, Alison Mackey


224 pages

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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 perfect companion to the same author team’s bestselling Second Language Research: Methodology and Design. It is an indispensable text for graduate or advanced-level undergraduate students who are beginning research projects in the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL as well as a comprehensive reference for more seasoned researchers.


"…provides a solid and insightful review of data collection techniques currently employed across the broad spectrum of second and foreign language learning research. Includes a wide breadth of elicitation techniques that range from eye tracking, priming, and working memory-related measures to diary studies, surveys, and classroom behavior."-- Language Teaching Research, Vol. 12 No. 4

"The scope of featured techniques, combined with clear descriptions and examples, makes this text well-suited as both a tool for classroom instruction of graduate students and an indispensable reference for emerging second language researchers."-- Language Teaching Research, Vol. 12 No. 4

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Introduction. Psycholinguistic Approaches. Cognitive Processes, Capacities, and Strategies. Language-Focused Research. Interaction-Based Research. Context-Based Research. Survey-Based Research. Classroom Research.

About the Series

Second Language Acquisition Research Series

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General