Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics

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Routledge, Dec 7, 2018 - Education - 248 pages
Case studies of individual language learners are a valuable means of illustrating issues connected with learning, using, and in some cases, losing another language. Yet, even though increasing numbers of graduate students and scholars conduct research using case studies or mix quantitative and qualitative methods, there are no dedicated applied lin

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Contents

Chapter 1 Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics
1
Chapter 2 Defining Describing and Defending Case Study Research
21
Chapter 3 Examples of Case Studies in Applied Linguistics
61
Chapter 4 How to Conduct Case Studies Part 1
99
Chapter 5 How to Conduct Case Studies Part 2
153
Chapter 6 Writing the Case Study Report
181
References
203
Author Index
223
Subject Index
229
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Patricia Duff is a Professor in the Dpt of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, second language acquisition (functional analysis), language socialization in multilingual settings, rearch methods (classroom research, case study, ethnography, discource analysis, task-based reserch), issues in the teaching and learning of English and other international languages, integration of ESL students in high school, university, and society, multilingualism and work, sociocultural and sociocultural and sociopolitical aspects of language(s) in education.

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