Critical Reflections on Data in Second Language Acquisition

| Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
| Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3
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This edited volume offers critical reflections on an essential component of research method in the field of second language acquisition – data. Scholars working on diverse areas (e.g., pragmatics, corrective feedback, phonology) and approaches (e.g., corpus linguistics, concept-oriented analyses, variationism) have come together to identify challenges researchers face when collecting, coding, and analyzing data and to provide guidance for making advancements regarding these aspects of research method. This volume also showcases three types of critical reflection. One involves building a relevant corpus of published investigations and using that database to identify methodological issues in existing research. Another consists of recoding and reanalyzing published work, before reflecting on the impact that these decisions have on observations made about interlanguage. The third begins with a particular area of or approach to second language acquisition and then offers a critical examination on the challenges that characterize the selected area or approach. Researchers and graduate students alike will benefit from an open discussion on methodological issues that are in need of improvement.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 51]  Expected October 2018.  ix, 228 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Aarnes Gudmestad and Amanda Edmonds
Chapter 1. Data collection and analysis in developmental L2 pragmatics research: Discourse completion test, role play, and naturalistic recording
Naoko Taguchi
Chapter 2. Data collection in the research on the effectiveness of corrective feedback: A synthetic and critical review
Shaofeng Li
Chapter 3. Data analysis and sampling: Methodological issues concerning proficiency in SLA research
Tania Leal
Chapter 4. Novel sounds: What L2 phonetic data might be telling us that we do not always hear
Megan Solon
Chapter 5. Operationalizing variables: The case of future-time expression in additional-language French
Amanda Edmonds and Aarnes Gudmestad
Chapter 6. The potential of publicly shared longitudinal learner corpora in SLA research
Nicole Tracy-Ventura and Amanda Huensch
Chapter 7. Concept-oriented analysis: A reflection on one approach to studying interlanguage development
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
Chapter 8. Naturalistic data in L2 pragmatics research: Challenges and opportunities
Rachel L. Shively
Conclusion: Data, open science, and methodological reform in second language acquisition research
Emma Marsden and Luke Plonsky
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018023778