Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methods

ORCID logoLaura Gurzynski-Weiss | Indiana University
ORCID logoYouJin Kim | Georgia State University
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Written for novice and established scholars alike, Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methods is a stand-alone research methods guide from an Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA) lens. After offering foundations of conducting ISLA research, the subsequent chapters are organized by four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and four major linguistic features (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, pragmatics). In each chapter, authors define the target sub-domain of ISLA, outline the basics of research design, provide concrete guidance on crafting robust research questions, identifying appropriate methodology and method(s), adapting an existing instrument or creating your own, carrying out a study, analyzing and interpreting data, and determining how/where/when to share your work. The volume also dedicates chapters to addressing common inquiries of conducting ISLA research (e.g., obtaining ethics permission, recruiting your own students, working with small and heterogeneous sample sizes, accounting for individual differences), and to maximizing research impact beyond academia. Written by leading experts on each topic, this book is an essential resource for ISLA, SLA, and research methods scholars.
[Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, 3] 2022.  xxiv, 388 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Put simply, this volume is absolutely indispensable for anyone engaged in ISLA research. Two of the world’s most accomplished and renowned ISLA scholars, Laura Gurzynski-Weiss and YouJin Kim, and the incredible cast of contributing authors they’ve brought together are setting the new standard for empiricism in ISLA. Deftly aligning substantive and methodological considerations, this text answers every question you ever had about ISLA methods and every question you never thought to ask. Just one question remains: How did ISLA make it this far without this book?”
“This comprehensive book eases the reader into the world of instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) research. The editors have brought together leading ISLA scholars, who have written accessible chapters that cover a wide range of topics and explore critical research-related concerns. Whether you’re new to ISLA in general or wish to branch out in a new direction, this book walks you through the information you need to conduct your next (or even first) ISLA research study.”

Main BIC Subject

CJA: Language teaching theory & methods

Main BISAC Subject

LAN020000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022041953 | Marc record