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Second Language Acquisition Research Series


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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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Data Visualization and Analysis in Second Language Research

Data Visualization and Analysis in Second Language Research

1st Edition

By Guilherme D. Garcia
May 31, 2021

This introduction to visualization techniques and statistical models for second language research focuses on three types of data (continuous, binary, and scalar), helping readers to understand regression models fully and to apply them in their work. Garcia offers advanced coverage of Bayesian ...

Theories in Second Language Acquisition An Introduction

Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction

3rd Edition

Edited By Bill VanPatten, Gregory D. Keating, Stefanie Wulff
March 19, 2020

This third edition of the best-selling Theories in Second Language Acquisition surveys the major theories currently used in second language acquisition (SLA) research, serving as an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students in SLA and language teaching. Designed to provide a...

Eye Tracking in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism A Research Synthesis and Methodological Guide

Eye Tracking in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: A Research Synthesis and Methodological Guide

1st Edition

By Aline Godfroid
November 20, 2019

Eye Tracking in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism provides foundational knowledge and hands-on advice for designing, conducting, and analysing eye-tracking research in applied linguistics. Godfroid’s research synthesis and methodological guide introduces the reader to fundamental facts ...

Language Aptitude Advancing Theory, Testing, Research and Practice

Language Aptitude: Advancing Theory, Testing, Research and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Zhisheng (Edward) Wen, Peter Skehan, Adriana Biedroń, Shaofeng Li, Richard L. Sparks
May 20, 2019

Language Aptitude: Advancing Theory, Testing, Research and Practice brings together cutting-edge global perspectives on foreign language aptitude. Drawing from educational psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, the editors have assembled interdisciplinary authors writing for an applied ...

Using Judgments in Second Language Acquisition Research

Using Judgments in Second Language Acquisition Research

1st Edition

By Patti Spinner, Susan M. Gass
February 25, 2019

Synthesizing the theory behind and methodology for conducting judgment tests, Using Judgments in Second Language Acquisition Research aims to clarify the issues surrounding this method and to provide best practices in its use. The text is grounded on a balanced and comprehensive background of the ...

Doing Replication Research in Applied Linguistics

Doing Replication Research in Applied Linguistics

1st Edition

By Graeme Porte, Kevin McManus
January 09, 2019

Doing Replication Research in Applied Linguistics is the only book available to specifically discuss the applied aspects of how to carry out replication studies in Applied Linguistics. This text takes the reader from seeking out a suitable study for replication, through deciding on the ...

Understanding Formulaic Language A Second Language Acquisition Perspective

Understanding Formulaic Language: A Second Language Acquisition Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Siyanova-Chanturia, Ana Pellicer-Sánchez
October 18, 2018

Understanding Formulaic Language: A Second Language Acquisition Perspective brings together leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary account of the acquisition, processing, and use of formulaic language. Contributors present three distinct but complementary perspectives on ...

Second Language Task-Based Performance Theory, Research, Assessment

Second Language Task-Based Performance: Theory, Research, Assessment

1st Edition

By Peter Skehan
July 06, 2018

Second Language Task-Based Performance is the first book to synthesize Peter Skehan’s theoretical and empirical contributions all in one place. With three distinct themes explored in each section (theory, empirical studies, and assessment), Skehan’s influential body of work is organized in such a ...

Second Language Processing An Introduction

Second Language Processing: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Nan Jiang
March 23, 2018

Second Language Processing: An Introduction is the first textbook to offer a thorough introduction to the field of second language processing (SLP). The study of SLP seeks to illuminate the cognitive processes underlying the processing of a non-native language. While current literature ...

Research Methods in Second Language Psycholinguistics

Research Methods in Second Language Psycholinguistics

1st Edition

By Jill Jegerski, Bill VanPatten
December 16, 2013

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 ...

Problems in Second Language Acquisition

Problems in Second Language Acquisition

1st Edition

By Michael H. Long, Michael H. Long
June 28, 2006

Second language acquisition has an identity problem. It is a young field struggling to emerge from the parent fields of education and applied linguistics. In his new book, Problems in Second Language Acquisition, Mike Long proposes a way to help second language acquisition develop a ...

The Role of Formal Features in Second Language Acquisition

The Role of Formal Features in Second Language Acquisition

1st Edition

Edited By Juana Liceras, Helmut Zobl, Helen Goodluck
August 13, 2010

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...

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