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Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Volume 2, 1st Edition

Edited by Eli Hinkel


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This landmark volume provides a broad-based, comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and research into second language teaching and learning. All authors are leading authorities in their areas of expertise. The chapters, all completely new for Volume 2, are organized in eight thematic sections:

  • Social Contexts in Research on Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Second Language Research Methods
  • Second Language Research and Applied Linguistics
  • Research in Second Language Processes and Development
  • Methods and Instruction in Second Language Teaching
  • Second Language Assessment
  • Ideology, Identity, Culture, and Critical Pedagogy in Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Language Planning and Policy.

Changes in Volume 2:

  • captures new and ongoing developments, research, and trends in the field
  • surveys prominent areas of research that were not covered in Volume 1
  • includes new authors from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America to broaden the Handbook’s international scope.

Volume 2 is an essential resource for researchers, faculty, teachers, and students in MA-TESL and applied linguistics programs, as well as curriculum and material developers.


"[T]his handbook will prove to be an immensely invaluable reference for many people who are already in the field, as well as many others who are just stepping into this intriguing field of research." LINGUIST List 22.4197, 25 October 2011

Table of Contents


Part I. Social Contexts in Research on Second Language Teaching and Learning

1. Dual Language Education Donna Christian, Center for Applied Linguistics

2. Teacher Education and Teacher Development Amy B. M. Tsui, University of Hong Kong

3. Learning to Write in The Second Language: K-5 María Estela Brisk, Boston College

4. Social Practice and Register: Language as a Means of Learning Bernard Mohan, University of British Columbia (Emeritus)

5. Vocational ESL Denise Murray, Macquarie University

6. English for Academic Purposes Liz Hamp-Lyons, University of Hong Kong

7. Research in English for Specific Purposes Brian Paltridge, University of Sydney, and Sue Starfield, University of New South Wales

8. English as an International Lingua Franca Pedagogy Sandra McKay, San Francisco State University

9. Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Europe Vivian Cook, Newcastle University

10. World Englishes: Contexts and Relevance for Language Education Yamuna Kachru, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Emerita)

Part II. Second Language Research Methods

11. Approaches and Methods in Recent Qualitative Research Linda Harklau, University of Georgia

12. Quantitative Research in Second Language Studies James Dean Brown, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

13. Case Study Keith Richards, University of Warwick

14. Shifting Sands: The Evolving Story of "Voice" in Qualitative Research David Nunan, University of Hong Kong/Anaheim University, and Julie Choi, University of Technology, Sydney

15. Action Research in the Field of Second Language Teaching and Learning Anne Burns, Macquarie University

Part III. Second Language Research and Applied Linguistics

16. Second Language Acquisition Research: Applied and Applicable Orientations to Practical Questions and Concerns Teresa Pica, University of Pennsylvania

17. Constrained But Not Determined: Approaches to Discourse Analysis Sandra Silberstein, University of Washington

18. Language Socialization in Multilingual and Second Language Contexts Robert Bayley, University of California, Davis, and Juliet Langman, University of Texas, San Antonio

19. Integrating Sociocultural Theory and Cognitive Linguistics in the Second Language Classroom James P. Lantolf, Pennsylvania State University

20. Second Language Pragmatics Virginia LoCastro, University of Florida

21. Conversation Analytic Research into Language Teaching and Learning Paul Seedhouse, Newcastle University

22. What Corpora Can Offer in Language Teaching and Learning Tony McEnery, Lancaster University, and Richard Xiao, Edge Hill University

Part IV. Research in Second Language Processes and Development

23. Language Learning: An Ecological -- Semiotic Approach Leo van Lier, Monterey Institute of International Studies

24. Cognitive Aptitudes for Second Language Learning Robert DeKeyser and Joel Koeth, University of Maryland

25. Around and beyond the Critical Period Hypothesis David Singleton, Trinity College, Dublin, and Carmen Muñoz, University of Barcelona

26. Interactional Competence in Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing Richard Young, University of Wisconsin

27. Second Language Speaking Paul Nation, Victoria University of Wellington

28. Second Language Listening: Presage, Process, Product, and Pedagogy Larry Vandergrift, University of Ottawa

29. Second language literacy Lee Gunderson, Dennis Murphy Odo, and Reginald D’Silva, University of British Columbia

30. Out of my Orthographic Depth: Second Language Reading Barbara Birch, California State University, Fresno

31. Grammar Teaching: Research, Theory, and Practice Penny Ur, Oranim Academic College of Education

32. What Research on Second Language Writing Tells Us and What it Doesn't Eli Hinkel, Seattle University

Part V. Methods and Instruction in Second Language Teaching

33. Communicative Language Teaching: An Expanding Concept for a Changing World William Littlewood, Hong Kong Institute of Education

34. Re-Evaluating Traditional Approaches to Second Language Teaching and Learning Lixian Jin, De Montfort University, and Martin Cortazzi, University of Warwick

35. Focus-on-Form Instruction Shawn Loewen, Michigan State University

36. Corrective Feedback in Language Teaching Rod Ellis, University of Auckland, and Younghee Sheen, American University, Washington, D.C.

37. Content-Based Second Language Teaching Roy Lyster, McGill University

38. Content-based Instruction and Vocabulary Learning Paul Nation and Stuart Webb, Victoria University of Wellington

39. Written Discourse Analysis and Second Language Teaching Dana Ferris, University of California, Davis

40. Computer-Assisted Language Learning Dorothy Chun, University of California, Santa Barbara

41. Second Language Learner Strategies Andrew Cohen, University of Minnesota

Part VI. Second Language Assessment

Guest Editor: Carol Chapelle, Iowa State University

Introduction, Carol Chapelle, Iowa State University

42. How Language Ability Is Assessed Rob Schoonen, University of Amsterdam

43. Validation in Language Assessment Carol Chapelle, Iowa State University

44. Quantitative Research Methods in Assessment and Testing James E. Purpura, Teachers College, Columbia University

45. Qualitative Research Methods in Second Language Assessment Bernard Mohan, University of British Columbia (Emeritus)

46. Assessment of Classroom Language Learning Joan Jamieson, Northern Arizona University

47. The Social and Political Tensions of Language Assessment Steven Ross, University of Maryland, College Park

Part VII. Ideology, Identity, Culture, and Critical Pedagogy in Second Language Teaching and Learning

48. Ideology in Second Language Education James Tollefson, University of Washington (Emeritus)

49. Identity in Second Language Teaching and Learning Brian Morgan, York University, and Matthew Clarke, University of New South Wales

50. Language Teaching and Learning from an Intercultural Perspective Anthony Liddicoat, University of South Australia

51. Critical Literacy and Second Language Learning Allan Luke and Karen Dooley, Queensland University of Technology

Part VIII. Language Planning and Policy

Guest Editor: Richard Baldauf, Jr., University of Queensland

52. The History and Theory of Language Planning Jiri Nekvapil, Charles University

53. Language Planning: Approaches and Methods Nkonko Kamwangamalu, Howard University

54. Actors in Language Planning Shouhui Zhao, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

55. Macro Language Planning Robert B. Kaplan, University of Southern California (Emeritus)

56. Micro Language Planning Catherine Chua, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, and Richard B. Baldauf Jr, University of Queensland

57. Global Language [De]Colonization in the New Era Catherine Chua, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, and Richard B. Baldauf Jr, University of Queensland


About the Editor

Eli Hinkel, Professor, Seattle University, has taught ESL and applied linguistics, as well as trained teachers, for more than 30 years.

About the Series

ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.

Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.

The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.

Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language