Critical Reflections on Data in Second Language Acquisition

ORCID logoAarnes Gudmestad | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
ORCID logoAmanda Edmonds | Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3
ISBN 9789027201423 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027201430 | EUR 33.00 | USD 49.95
ISBN 9789027263551 | EUR 95.00/33.00*
| USD 143.00/49.95*
Google Play logo
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] 2018.  ix, 231 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“This book can be a valuable resource for researchers who are approaching SLA theoretical and
applied research and are planning to collect data; they would indeed benefit from the in-depth
description of a wide range of approaches, to evaluate the one(s) that would suit best to their data.”
Cited by

Cited by 4 other publications

Edmonds, Amanda & Pascale Leclercq
2020. Introduction. Journal of French Language Studies 30:2  pp. 111 ff. DOI logo
Gass, Susan, Shawn Loewen & Luke Plonsky
2021. Coming of age: the past, present, and future of quantitative SLA research. Language Teaching 54:2  pp. 245 ff. DOI logo
Hoot, Bradley, Tania Leal & Emilie Destruel
2020. Object focus marking in Spanish: An investigation using three tasks. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 5:1 DOI logo
Plonsky, Luke
2023. Sampling and Generalizability in Lx Research: A Second-Order Synthesis. Languages 8:1  pp. 75 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 22 march 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.


Main BIC Subject

CFDC: Language acquisition

Main BISAC Subject

LAN020000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018023778 | Marc record