Doing SLA Research with Implications for the Classroom

Reconciling methodological demands and pedagogical applicability

Robert M. DeKeyser | University of Maryland
Goretti Prieto Botana | University of Southern California
ISBN 9789027203069 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book is unique in bringing together studies on instructed second language acquisition that focus on a common question: “What renders this research particularly relevant to classroom applications, and what are the advantages, challenges, and potential pitfalls of the methodology adopted?” The empirical studies feature experimental, quasi-experimental and observational research in settings ranging from the classroom to the laboratory and CALL contexts. All contributors were asked to discuss issues of cost, ethics, participant availability, experimental control, teacher collaboration, and student motivation, as well as the generalizability of findings to different kinds of educational contexts, languages, and structures.

This volume should be of interest to graduate students in second language research, practicing teachers who want some guidance to navigate the sometimes overwhelming array of publications, and to researchers who are planning studies on instructed second language learning or teaching and are looking to make principled decisions on which of the existing methodologies to adopt.

[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 52] 2019.  vi, 219 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The book aimed to bridge the so-called gap between SLA (Second Language Acquisition) research (theory) and classroom pedagogy (practice). With the empirical studies conducted in either actual classrooms or computer labs by teacher-researchers, the book offers a wide range of ideas and pedagogical implications related to textbook and material development; instructional tasks, activities, and exercises in speaking, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; feedback and error correction, and finally the use of technology and computers in the language classroom. Hence, the book has proven to be an invaluable source for practitioners, language teachers, curriculum and material developers as well as the directors of language programs. [...] On a final note, there is no doubt that this edited book flourishing with research ideas from a variety of contexts will attract and inform its readers with the actual classroom applications it offers.”
“The volume delivers what it set out to do, both in its selection of papers and its attention for methodological issue. For begining researchers, it provides a good introduction to the main methodological approaches to ISLA and the issues involved. More experienced researchers will of course recognize the issues these authors have grappled with, but they too will find food for thought in the detailed discussions of the pros and cons of different methodological choices.”
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CJA: Language teaching theory & methods

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LAN020000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
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