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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Because English morphemes tend to fall in consonant clusters word - finally , for
many learners whose Ll reflects the universal tendency for open - syllable
structure ( a consonant followed by a vowel ) , the nonproduction of morphemes
Finally , at the opposite extreme on the success continuum are those people who
unfortunately experience considerable difficulty and lack of success learning
other languages . Examples include : Ehrman ' s ( 1996 ) study of a 40 - year - old
Finally , in ethical review applications and in many published reports , the
researcher often needs to provide interview guides or protocols in an appendix
with sample questions to be asked for reference purposes . Because gaining
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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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