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Research Methodology in Second-Language Acquisition : Second Language Acquisition Research - Elaine E. Tarone

Research Methodology in Second-Language Acquisition

Second Language Acquisition Research

By: Elaine E. Tarone (Editor), Susan M. Gass (Editor), Andrew D. Cohen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1994
ISBN: 9780805814248
Number Of Pages: 384

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This volume addresses salient theoretical issues concerning the validity of research methods in second-language acquisition, and provides critical analysis of contextualized versus sentence-level production approaches. The contributors present their views of competence versus performance, the nature of language acquisition data, research design, the relevance of contextualized data collection and interpretation, and the desirability of a particularistic nomothetic theoretical paradigm versus more comprehensive consideration of multiple realities and complex influencing factors. This book presents varying and antithetical approaches to the issues, bringing together the thinking and approaches of leading researchers in language acquisition, language education, and sociolinguistics in an engaging debate of great currency in the field.

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Referencesp. xxii
Evaluating Competing Frameworksp. 1
The Competence--Performance Issue in Second-Language Acquisition Theory: a Debatep. 3
Referencesp. 15
The Subset Principle in Second-Language Acquisitionp. 17
Referencesp. 38
Anecdote or Evidence? Evaluating Support for Hypotheses concerning the Development of Tense and Aspectp. 41
Referencesp. 59
Constructs and Measurement in Parameter Models of Second-Language Acquisitionp. 61
Referencesp. 87
Toward an Ethnomethodological Respecification of Second-Language Acquisition Studiesp. 89
Acknowledgementsp. 113
Appendix: Transcription Conventions: Adapted from Van Lier (1988)p. 114
Appendix: Transcription Conventions: Adapted from Van Lier (1988)p. 115
Methodologies for Eliciting and Analyzing Language in Contextp. 118
Research Methodology in Context-Based Second-Language Researchp. 119
Referencesp. 131
The Role of Language Tests in the Construction and Validation of Second-Language Acquisition Theoriesp. 133
Referencesp. 142
Researching the Production of Second-Language Speech Actsp. 143
Interlanguage Variation and the Quantitative Paradigm: Past Tense Marking in Chinese-Englishp. 157
Referencesp. 179
Methodologies for Eliciting and Analyzing Sentence-Level Datap. 183
Preferences versus Grammaticality Judgments: Some Methodological Issues concerning the Governing Category Parameter in Second-Language Acquisitionp. 185
Sentences in the Japanese Li Testp. 205
Local and Long-Distance Anaphora in Second-Language Acquisitionp. 207
Acknowledgementsp. 224
Acknowledgementsp. 225
Elicited Imitation and Grammaticality Judgment Tasks: What They Measure and How They Relate to Each Otherp. 227
Appendix: Stimulus Sentencesp. 241
Appendix: Stimulus Sentencesp. 243
Elicited Imitation as a Measure of Second-Language Competencep. 245
Two Heads May Be Better Than One: Mental Activity in Second-Language Grammaticality Judgmentsp. 263
Spanish Grammaticality Surveyp. 284
Spanish Grammaticality Surveyp. 285
Spanish Grammaticality Surveyp. 286
Investigating the Validity and Reliability of Native Speaker and Second-Language Learner Judgments about Sentencesp. 287
Referencesp. 302
The Reliability of Second-Language Grammaticality Judgmentsp. 303
Appendixp. 321
Appendixp. 322
A Summary: Research Approaches in Studying Second-Language Acquisition or ""If the Shoe Fits . . .""p. 323
Referencesp. 336
Author Indexp. 337
Subject Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780805814248
ISBN-10: 0805814248
Series: Second Language Acquisition Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st June 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1

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