Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

By: Aek Phakiti (editor), Brian Paltridge (editor)Paperback

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This is the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies. The "Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics" is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students. The book includes: qualitative and quantitative methods; research techniques and approaches; ethical considerations; sample studies; a glossary of key terms; and, resources for students. As well as covering a range of methodological issues it looks at numerous areas in depth, including researching gender and language, language and identity, pragmatics, vocabulary, and grammar. Comprehensive and accessible, this will be the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies.

About Author

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney, Australia. Aek Phakiti is Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Contents

List of contributors; 1. Introduction, Brian Paltridge and Aek Phakiti (University of Sydney, Australia); Part I: Research methods and approaches; 2. Experimental research, Susan Gass (Michigan State University, USA); 3. Survey research, Elvis Wagner (Columbia Teachers' College, USA); 4. Analysing quantitative data, Aek Phakiti (University of Sydney, Australia); 5. Ethnographies, Sue Starfield (University of New South Wales, Australia); 6. Case studies, Christine Pearson Casanave (Temple University, Tokyo); 7. Action research, Anne Burns (Macquarie University, Australia); 8. Analysing qualitative data, Adrian Holliday (Christ Church University, UK); 9. Research syntheses, Lourdes Ortega (University of Hawa'ii, USA); 10. Critical research in applied linguistics, Steven Talmy (University of British Columbia, Canada); Part II: Areas of research; 11. Researching speaking, Rebecca Hughes (University of Nottingham, UK); 12. Researching listening, Larry Vandergrift (University of Ottawa, Canada); 13. Researching reading, Marie Stevenson (University of Sydney, Australia); 14. Researching writing, Ken Hyland (University of London, UK); 15. Researching grammar, Neomy Storch (University of Melbourne, Australia); 16. Researching vocabulary, David Hirsh (University of Sydney, Australia); 17. Researching pragmatics, Carsten Roever (University of Melbourne, Australia); 18. Researching discourse, Brian Paltridge and Wei Wang (University of Sydney, Australia); 19. Researching language classrooms, Lesley Harbon and Huizhong Shen (University of Sydney, Australia); 20. Researching language testing, John Read (University of Auckland, New Zealand); 21. Researching motivation, Lindy Woodrow (University of Sydney, Australia); 22. Researching language and gender, Jane Sunderland (Lancaster University, UK); 23. Researching language and identity, David Block (University of London, UK); Glossary of key research terms; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826499257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780826499257
  • ISBN10: 0826499252

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