Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics
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 linguistics research methods texts that guide one through the case study process. This book fills that gap.
The volume provides an overview of case study methodology and examples of published case studies in applied linguistics, without attempting to be a comprehensive survey of the innumerable case studies that exist. The case studies presented here involve teachers and learners of English and various other languages in North America and other parts of the world. Advice is also given about how to conduct and publish case studies.
Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics is designed for students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as other scholars seeking to understand case study methods and their applications in research on language learners and language users in a variety of contexts. Applied linguists working in other subfields will find the volume useful in their own research and in their supervision and evaluation of others' case studies.
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topics and he would have a chance to practice his English . He was very willing
to comply . I had other interactions with him outside of this study as well , taking
his family grocery shopping sometimes , helping them in emergencies , offering ...
The traits were similar to those I observed in Jim and among Chinese and
Japanese learners of English in other studies I was conducting ( Duff , 1985 ,
1988 ) : the use of have constructions that functioned as existentials and
introducers of ...
She also contrasted the difficulties Almon previously had negotiating oral or
written English at high school the year before and the apparent freedom he now
had producing English online : Whereas classroom English appeared to
contribute to ...
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Defining Describing and Defending Case Study
Examples of Case Studies in Applied Linguistics
How to Conduct Case Studies Part
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