1st Edition

Researching Creativity in Second Language Acquisition

By Ashleigh Pipes Copyright 2023
    174 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    174 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Researching Creativity in Second Language Acquisition explains the links between creativity and second language learning and how to propel the research of creativity as an individual difference in second language acquisition forward at multiple levels.

    It features an array of sample research questions and methods for student and professional researchers, ranging from simple projects that can be executed from start to finish in 15 weeks all the way to multi-year project guidelines for more advanced scholars with additional time and resources. It also features in-class and out-of-class activity suggestions that will reinforce concepts in fun and creative ways. Using this book as a guide will save researchers time and effort in designing and executing their next projects as well as save instructors time in class planning.

    This book will be an invaluable resource to students and researchers of SLA, applied linguistics, TESOL, and psychology.



    1 Proposals for Any Deadline

    2 Studying Creativity

    3 Assessing Creativity for Linguistics Research     

    4 Preparing Linguistic Instruments

    5 Other Individual Differences

    6 Managing and Analyzing Data       

    7 Sharing Results

    8 Moving Forward





    Ashleigh Pipes holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University. She has taught Linguistics and Communication courses domestically and abroad and currently teaches at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). She has presented her research on creativity and other individual differences in second language acquisition at conferences of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), and the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA). She is also certified by the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development as a Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking scorer.