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Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition: A Practical Guide Paperback – Dec 12 2011


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  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (Dec 12 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444334271
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444334272
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2 x 24.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #691,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This book provides practical guidance for applied linguistic students doing SLA research. Each chapter, written by an expert in a subfield of second language acquisition (SLA), first presents a brief background review and theoretical frame-work of that area of research, then provides guide to the research methods and, finally, presents studies adopting the particular method to give readers a sense of practicality.”  (The Modern Language Journal, 21 November 2013)

“Each of the 15 chapters is comprehensive and accessible, and together they are bound to provide a thorough practical guide for students as they engage in various research projects. The volume will also prove to be a useful reference book for anyone teaching research methods in the context of SLA.”  (Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 20 May 2012)                   

“This volume ultimately deserves strong praise for its wide-ranging representation of current topics and procedures in SLA research. Although intended for students, it guides all scholars to a better understanding of how we study our field and is an important addition to the library of all SLA
researchers, novice or seasoned.”  (LINGUIST, 19 May 2012)

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“With its cornucopia of information, both thorough and practical, this book is a must for our methodology shelves. Its study questions and project suggestions will be a boon for many research methods courses.” – Robert M. DeKeyser, University of Maryland

“This guide to collecting, coding and analyzing second language acquisition data will be an essential reference for novice and experienced researchers alike.” – Peter Robinson, Aoyama Gakuin University

“Comprehensive and technically up-to-date, yet accessible and cogent! This remarkable textbook is sure to become a premier choice for the research training of many future SLA generations.” – Lourdes Ortega, University of Hawaii

"Allison Mackey and Susan Gass' valuable new book offers hands-on methodological guidance from established experts on all kinds of second language research.” – Michael H. Long, University of Maryland

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