Using Judgments in Second Language Acquisition Research

Author:   Patti Spinner ,  Susan M. Gass (Michigan State University)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138207035


Pages:   166
Publication Date:   25 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Synthesizing the theory behind and methodology for conducting judgment tests, Using Judgments in Second Language Acquisition Research aims to clarify the issues surrounding this method and to provide best practices in its use. The text is grounded on a balanced and comprehensive background of the usage of judgment data in the past up through its present-day applications. SLA researchers and graduate students will find useful a chapter serving as a how-to guide for a variety of situations to conduct research using judgments, including ways to optimize task design and examples from successful studies. Lucid and practical, Using Judgments in Second Language Acquisition Research offers guidance on a method widely used by SLA researchers, both old and new to the field.

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Author:   Patti Spinner ,  Susan M. Gass (Michigan State University)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.268kg
ISBN:  

9781138207035


ISBN 10:   1138207039
Pages:   166
Publication Date:   25 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Judgment Data in Linguistic Research 1. Introduction 2. Judgment Data in Linguistics 3. Conclusion Chapter 2: Judgment Data in L2 Research: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives 1. Introduction 2. Judgment Data in Second Language Research 3. L2 Judgment Data: A Brief History 4. What Knowledge is Being Measured? 5. What are Judgment Tasks Used for? 6. Intervening Variables 7. Conclusion Chapter 3: Uses of Judgments in L2 Research Introduction Frameworks 3. Knowledge Types 4. Specific Constructs 5. Additional Research Areas 6. What languages Have Been Used? 7. Proficiency Levels 8.. Conclusion Chapter 4: A Guide to Using Judgment Tasks in L2 Research 1. Introduction 2. Design Features 3. Other Considerations 4. Data Sharing 5. Conclusion Chapter 5: Variations on Judgment Tasks Introduction Interpretation Tasks 3. Pragmatic Tasks 4. Preference Tasks 5. Error Correction Tasks 6. Multiple-Choice Tasks 7. Judgment Tasks in Combination With Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Measures 8. Many Task Types in One 9. Conclusion Chapter 6: Analyzing Judgment Data Introduction Cleaning the Data 3. Scoring Responses to Binary and Scalar Judgments 4. Scoring Corrections 5. Basic Inferential Statistics With Judgment Data 6. Reporting Individual Results 7. Rasch Analysis 8. Analyzing Likert Scale Data: z-Scores 9. Binary Judgments: d-Prime Scores 10. Analyzing Magnitude Estimation Scores 11. Using Response Time Data 12. Using Judgment Data Results in Conjunction With Other Measures 13. Conclusion

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Patti Spinner is Associate Professor at Michigan State University. Her work focuses on the acquisition of grammar by second language learners. She has published numerous articles in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Applied Linguistics, and more. Susan M. Gass is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. She has published widely in the field of Second Language Acquisition, including the textbook Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course (Routledge), co-authored with Jennifer Behney and Luke Plonsky. She co-edits (with Alison Mackey) the Routledge series on Second Language Acquisition Research.

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