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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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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...

Salience in Second Language Acquisition

Salience in Second Language Acquisition

1st Edition

Edited By Susan M. Gass, Patti Spinner, Jennifer Behney
August 22, 2017

Salience in Second Language Acquisition brings together contributions from top scholars of second language acquisition (SLA) in a comprehensive volume of the existing literature and current research on salience. In the first book to focus exclusively on this integral topic, the editors and ...

The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

1st Edition

By Judit Kormos
December 20, 2016

The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties is the only recent book available to offer a detailed and in-depth discussion of the second language learning processes of students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). It summarizes research advances in ...

Understanding, Evaluating, and Conducting Second Language Writing Research

Understanding, Evaluating, and Conducting Second Language Writing Research

1st Edition

By Charlene Polio, Debra A. Friedman
November 09, 2016

Understanding, Evaluating, and Conducting Second Language Writing Research speaks to the rapidly growing area of second language writing by providing a uniquely balanced approach to L2 writing research. While other books favor either a qualitative or quantitative approach to second language ...

Stimulated Recall Methodology in Applied Linguistics and L2 Research

Stimulated Recall Methodology in Applied Linguistics and L2 Research

2nd Edition

By Susan M. Gass, Alison Mackey
September 28, 2016

Stimulated Recall Methodology in Applied Linguistics and L2 Research provides researchers and students in second language acquisition and applied linguistics with the only how-to guide on using stimulated recalls in their research practice. This new edition expands on the scope of the previous ...

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