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.
NOTE FROM THE SERIES EDITORS ON THE LOSS OF KIM GEESLIN, FEBRUARY 2023
It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the death of our dear colleague, friend, and co-editor, Kimberly L. Geeslin. Kim served as co-editor of the Second Language Acquisition Research series from 2020 until her untimely passing in January 2023. Kim had a special talent for balancing rigor with kindness and warmth, and she will be remembered as much for her extraordinary intelligence and immense scholarly impact as for the positivity, encouragement, and support she extended to all in our academic community.
In addition to her role at Routledge, Kim was Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor within the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University. Kim was an internationally-recognized scholar, specializing in research at the intersection of second language acquisition and sociolinguistics. She is author and editor of nine books and over 85 article-length publications. At Indiana University, she also won numerous teaching awards and chaired more than 20 doctoral dissertations.
Kim’s loss is felt deeply in ways both professional and personal. She has impacted so many through her work, her mentorship, and her kindness.
Kim is survived by her husband of 30 years, Sean McGuire, and her teenage children, Logan and Hayden.
Usage in Second Language Acquisition Critical Reflections and Future Directions
Practice and Automatization in Second Language Research Perspectives from Skill Acquisition Theory and Cognitive Psychology
By Kristen Kennedy Terry, Robert Bayley
March 12, 2024
This text is the first holistic research overview and practical methodological guide for social network analysis in second language acquisition, examining how to study learner social networks and how to use network data to predict language learner behavior and identity. Authors Kristen Kennedy ...
By Kevin McManus
February 27, 2024
The study of “usage” has constituted a major line of second language learning research for decades now. The concept of usage, however, can be defined and studied in many different ways. In this comprehensive, forward-looking text, international scholars from a variety of perspectives review and ...
By Jasone Cenoz, Durk Gorter
December 22, 2023
This innovative collection is the first of its kind to showcase global perspectives on learning minority languages as second languages, offering unique insights into their acquisition and specific characteristics and raising greater awareness around other languages and contexts where SLA occurs. ...
By Matt Kessler, Charlene Polio
September 29, 2023
This collection is a comprehensive resource on conducting research in applied linguistics involving written genres that is distinctive in its coverage of a multiplicity of interdisciplinary perspectives. The volume explores the central approaches, methodologies, analyses, and tools used in ...
By Yuichi Suzuki
August 28, 2023
Practice is a recurring and popular theme in language education. However, the concepts of practice and automatization have recently received renewed theoretical and practical interest and are increasingly being explored from the skill acquisition theory and cognitive psychology perspectives. In ...
By Simone E. Pfenninger, Julia Festman, David Singleton
May 05, 2023
Language fundamentally defines and distinguishes us as humans, as members of society, and as individuals. As we go through life, our relationship with language and with learning shifts and changes, but it remains significant. This book is an up-to-date resource for graduate students and researchers...
By Craig Lambert, Scott Aubrey, Gavin Bui
May 03, 2023
This comprehensive, forward-looking text is the first holistic research overview and practical methods guide for researching the role that affective and conative factors play in second language learners’ task performance and language acquisition. It provides a long overdue update on the role of the...
By Ashleigh Pipes
March 03, 2023
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 ...
By Matthew Kanwit, Megan Solon
December 30, 2022
Communicative competence is an essential language skill, the ability to adjust language use according to specific contexts and to employ knowledge and strategies for successful communication. This unique text offers a multidisciplinary, critical, state-of-the-art research overview for this skill in...
By Steven J. Ross, Megan C. Masters
November 30, 2022
Longitudinal Studies of Second Language Learning: Quantitative Methods and Outcomes provides a how-to guide to choosing, using, and understanding quantitative longitudinal research and sampling methods in second and foreign language learning. This volume will provide readers with exemplary ...
By Zoltan Dornyei, Jean-Marc Dewaele
November 21, 2022
Questionnaires in Second Language Research is the first state-of-the-art methodological guide for producing and using questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments in second language studies. Zoltán Dörnyei and Jean-Marc Dewaele provide a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of the ...
By Gale Stam, Kimberly (Buescher) Urbanski
September 30, 2022
This timely text offers a how-to guide for analyzing gesture and multimodality in second language learning and teaching. Expert contributors from around the world outline the theoretical basis for each topic and offer clear descriptions of data collection and analysis methods for classroom, ...