Inference and Generalizability in Applied Linguistics

Multiple perspectives

| University of North Carolina, Greensboro
| Iowa State University
| University of British Columbia
ISBN 9789027219633 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Concepts such as dependability/generalization and inferences are dealt with implicitly or explicitly in any research undertaken in applied linguistics. This volume provides a well-balanced and cross-disciplinary perspective on how researchers conceptualize inferences about learner acquisition and performances as well as dependability and generalizability of findings. The book is a collection of chapters by prominent researchers in applied linguistics, working in diverse domains such as vocabulary, syntax, discourse analysis, SLA, and language testing. The goal of the book is to bring attention to these issues, which underpin much of applied linguistics research and to highlight what is considered good practice so as to buttress confidence in the research claims made. The book represents current thinking on fundamental research concepts in applied linguistics and can be used as a textbook in courses on research methodology in applied linguistics. The book is also an excellent source of in-depth analysis of research conceptualization for applied linguistics researchers and graduate students.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 12]  2006.  vi, 248 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Drawing the line: The generalizability and limitations of research in applied linguistics
Micheline Chalhoub-Deville
I. Perspectives on inference and generalizability in applied linguistics
1. Old and new thoughts on test score variability: Implications for reliability and validity
Craig Deville and Micheline Chalhoub-Deville
2. Validity and values: Inferences and generalizability in language testing
Tim MacNamara
3. L2 vocabulary acquisition theory: The role of inference, dependability and generalizability in assessment
Carol A. Chapelle
4. Beyond generalizability: Contextualization, complexity, and credibility in applied linguistics research
Patricia A. Duff
5. Verbal protocols: What does it mean for research to use speaking as a data collection tool?
Merrill Swain
6. Functional grammar: On the value and limitations of dependability, inference, and generalizability
Diane Larsen-Freeman
7. A conversation analytic perspective on the role of quantification and generalizability in second language acquisition
Numa Markee
II. Discussion
8. Generalizability: A journey into the nature of empirical research in applied linguistics
Lyle F. Bachman
9. Generalizability: What are we generalizing anyway?
Susan M. Gass
10. Negotiating methodological rich points in applied linguistics research: An ethnographer’s view
Nancy H. Hornberger
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