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Understanding Research in Second Language Learning : A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design - James Dean Brown

Understanding Research in Second Language Learning

A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design

Paperback Published: 13th February 1989
ISBN: 9780521315517
Number Of Pages: 234

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This text focuses on the skills and processes necessary for understanding statistical research in language learning Designed for language teachers with no previous background in statistics, the paperback edition focuses on the skills and processes necessary for understanding statistical research in language learning. Brown explains the basic terms of statistics, the structure and organization of statistical research reports, the system of statistical logic, and how to decipher tables, charts, and graphs. By the end of the book, readers will be able to make knowledgeable judgments about the relative qualities of a study and to assess the value of the results of a study in relation to a specific language teaching situation.

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"This book does an excellent job of filling a major gap in the publications in our field... should be a boon to those of us who are concerned about properly training future teachers and applied linguists to critically read and interpret quantitative empirical research." Lyle F. Bachman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

List of illustrations
Prefatory notes
Acknowledgments
Prologue: America as the Fourth World
Text
Provenance
Circum-Caribbean
Mesoamerica
Greater Mexico and Turtle Island
Beyond Tahuantinsuyu
Language and its instances
script and text
Tlacuilolli;Teoamoxtli
Maya hieroglyphs
The case of the quipu
Configurations of space
Maps
Quincunx
Quatrefoil
Configurations of time
Year counts
The era
Correlation
Political Memory
Peten, Preliminaries
Cities of Words
U kahlay katunob
A ciphered heritage
Tollan, Toltec Skill, Mexquital Tula
The Great Tula
Turtle Island
History and Prehistory
Appalachia
The Siouan pipe and its horizons
Northern migrations
Tahuantinsuyu, locating Inca power, Pature within its fence, herders and flocks, the outlaw from Ollantaytambo
Genesis
Popol vuh, Structure and story
The mud people and the doll people
Seven Parrot and family
Down to Xibalba
The maize people
World ages and metamorphosis
Suns of Mesoamerica
Sipapuni
Andean ascent
Flood and food tree
The epic
Heroes and the vision quest
Quetzal maize thrives, Traveler fares
The Northern Trance Journey
How human time begins
American cosmos
Convergence at QuichT
Timing
Garden of the Planet
Into the Language of America
The translation process, source and perspective, Aesop in Aztec
Tawaddud and Maya Wit
Faustian Incas
Cinderella between Mapuche and Zuni
Epilogue: the American Palimpsest
Abbreviations used in notes and bibliography
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521315517
ISBN-10: 0521315514
Series: New Directions in Language Teaching
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 13th February 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.44  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33

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