Visit www.benjamins.com

Synthesizing Research on Language Learning and Teaching

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this e-book

Personal Price: £30.00+Taxes
(Purchase for institutional use at £97.00 + taxes by logging in as an institutional administrator)
Add to favourites
image of Synthesizing Research on Language Learning and Teaching
  • Editors: John M. Norris1, and Lourdes Ortega1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027293671
Abstract

This volume presents the first collection of work on research synthesis in applied linguistics. It introduces readers­ ­to a cutting-edge approach for reviewing and summarizing exactly what accumulated research has to say about theoretical and practical subjects. John Norris and Lourdes Ortega first elucidate the value and practice of synthesis, and they challenge all members of the research community to adopt a “synthetic ethic”. The book then features seven empirical syntheses, each modeling rigorous synthetic practice in definitively reviewing the state of knowledge and research quality in important domains. Included are five meta-analyses on: Universal Grammar; Task-Based Interaction; Corrective Feedback; Instructed Pragmatics Development; and Reading Strategy Training. Also included are a qualitative meta-synthesis on Effective Teaching for English Language Learners, and a historiographical synthesis of Proficiency Assessment practices. Rounding out the collection are commentaries by two renowned experts in language learning and teaching research: Nick Ellis and Craig Chaudron.

Subjects: Applied linguistics; Language acquisition; Language teaching

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Hawai'i at Manoa

References

http://jbenjamins.metastore.ingenta.com/content/books/9789027293671
Loading
Chapters loading Please wait...
/content/books/9789027293671
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address