ERIC Number: ED256179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Workbook in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher's Manual for Workbook in Second Language Acquisition.
Selinker, Larry; Gass, Susan
This workbook with teacher's guide provides "hand-ons" experience for second language (L2) acquisition researchers in analyzing second language data. The sample data is organized into language categories including morphology, lexicon, phonology, syntax/semantics, spoken and written discourse, foreigner talk discourse, specific purpose acquisition, and a final section on methodology and research design. In each section, various types of data are presented along with information on the source of the data, educational level of the students (high school or college), and the native and target language of the speaker. The teacher's manual provides material to supplement the text's series of 64 research questions in 8 problem sequences, ordered in such a way as to take students from the data to an analysis step by step (or in some cases, to approach the data from different perspectives), and is intended as a guide to issues and discussion of techniques. It is also intended that the limited data presented in each problem will enable L2 acquisition students to consider what might be confirming or disconfirming evidence for the specific hypotheses created in each case. (MSE)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Instructional Materials, Language Research, Persuasive Discourse, Research Methodology, Research Skills, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Workbooks
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., Rowley, MA 01969 (Workbook $9.95, $7.45 prepaid; teacher's manual $3.95, $2.92 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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