Foreign Language Research in Cross-Cultural Perspective
This volume focuses on priorities for research in language pedagogy. The aim is to give an up-to-date overview of current thinking about important research issues such as the viability of large scale comparisons, the quantitative/qualitative research controversy, new trends in language testing and evaluation, and the role of different learning environments. In their discussions of these issues researchers from the US and from different countries in Europe show to what extent the priorities differ on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 2] 1991. xi, 275 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
ForewordRichard D. Lambert | p. ix
PrefaceKees de Bot, Claire Kramsch and Ralph B. Ginsberg
I. Priorities in the US and in Europe
Foreign Language Instruction and second Language Acquisition Research in the United StatesCharles A. Ferguson and Thom Huebner | p. 3
Empirical Foreign Language Reaserch in EuropeTheo van Els, Kees de Bot and Bert Weltens | p. 21
Measurement and Research DesignRalph B. Ginsberg | p. 35
Focus on Form: A Design Feature in Language Teaching MethodologyMike Long | p. 39
Pros, Cons, and Limits to Quantitative Approaches in Foreign Language Acquisition ResearchWallace E. Lambert | p. 53
Ask A Stupid Question…: Testing Language Proficiency in the Context of Research StudiesChristine Klein-Braley | p. 73
Item Response Theory and Reduced Redundancy Techniques: Some Notes on Recent Developments in Language TestingMats Oscarson | p. 95
II. Teaching Environments
Introduction to the Section on Teaching EnvironmentsKees de Bot | p. 115
Research on Language Teaching Methodologies: A Review of the Past and an Agenda for the FutureDiane Larsen-Freeman | p. 119
Problems in Defining Instructional MethodologiesChristopher Brumfit | p. 133
Evaluation of Foreign Language Teaching Projects and ProgrammesRosamond Mitchell | p. 145
The Characterization of Teaching and Learning Environments: Problems and PerspectivesDick Allwright | p. 161
III. Learning Environments
Introduction to the Section Learning EnvironmentsClaire Kramsch | p. 177
Some Ins and Outs of Foreign Language Classroom ResearchWillis J. Edmondson | p. 181
Linguistic Theory and Foreign Language Learning EnvironmentsSuzanne Flynn | p. 197
Culture in Language Learning: A View from the United StatesClaire Kramsch | p. 217
Implications of Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Research and Practice in Foreign Language LearningRalph B. Ginsberg | p. 241
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General