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Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research

Language Researcher Narratives, 1st Edition

Edited by Peter I. De Costa


248 pages

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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 volume serves to demystify the complex ethical decision-making process by its accounts of renowned researchers’ ethical practices as they transpired on the ground and how they negotiated externally imposed research codes. The collection investigates and records the research practices of prominent international applied linguists from a wide variety of subdisciplines, including discourse analysis, educational linguistics, heritage and minority education, language planning and policy, language and technology, literacy, second language acquisition, second and foreign language pedagogy, and sociolinguistics. By problematizing research practices that draw on a range of methodologies, Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research puts front and center the urgency to prepare the next generation of applied linguists with the tools and knowledge necessary to conduct ethical research in an increasingly globalized and networked world.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Lourdes Ortega Introduction: Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research Peter I. De Costa Part I: Laying the Groundwork 1. Training in Research Ethics among Applied Linguistics and SLA Researchers Scott Sterling, Paula Winke, and Susan Gass 2. Data Selection as an Ethical Issue: Dealing with Outliers in Telling a Research Story Brian Paltridge Part II: Applying Ethics to Different Linguistic Communities 3. Quotidian Ethics in the Neoliberal University: Research and Practice Collide Sue Starfield 4. Narratives of Ethical Dilemmas in Research with Immigrants with Limited Formal Schooling Martha Bigelow and Nicole Pettitt 5. Ethical Dilemmas and Language Policy (LP) Advising Joseph Lo Bianco Part III: Ethics, Voice and Multilingualism 6. Research, Relationships and Reflexivity: Two Case Studies of Language and Identity Sam Kirkham and Alison Mackey 7. Negotiating Ethical Research Engagements in Multilingual Ethnographic Studies in Education: Narratives from the Field Patricia Duff and Klara Abdi 8. Ethical issues in indigenous language research and interventions Steven L. Thorne, Sabine Siekmann and Walkie Charles 9. Ethical Issues in Linguistic Ethnography: Balancing the Micro and the Macro Fiona Copland and Angela Creese Part IV: Ethics and the Media 10. Ethical Challenges in Conducting Text-based Online Applied Linguistics Research Xuesong Gao and Jian Tao 11. Prying into Safe Houses Suresh Canagarajah 12. Ethics in Activist Scholarship: Media/Policy Analyses of Seattle’s Homeless Encampment "Sweeps" Sandra Silberstein

About the Editor

Peter I. De Costa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages at Michigan State University. His primary area of research is the role of identity and ideology in second language acquisition (SLA) and English as a lingua franca. His publications appear in such academic journals as Language Learning, Language Policy, Language Teaching, Research in the Teaching of English, and TESOL Quarterly.

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:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General