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LINGUIST List 17.1185

Thu Apr 20 2006

Books: Applied Ling: Chalhoub-Deville, Chapelle,Duff (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Inference and Generalizability in Applied Linguistics: Chalhoub-Deville, Chapelle, Duff (Eds)

Message 1: Inference and Generalizability in Applied Linguistics: Chalhoub-Deville, Chapelle, Duff (Eds)
Date: 18-Apr-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Inference and Generalizability in Applied Linguistics: Chalhoub-Deville, Chapelle, Duff (Eds)

Title: Inference and Generalizability in Applied Linguistics
Subtitle: Multiple perspectives
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 12
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LL%26LT%2012

Editor: Micheline Chalhoub-Deville, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Editor: Carol A. Chapelle, Iowa State University
Editor: Patricia A. Duff, University of British Columbia
Hardback: ISBN: 902721963X Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 126.00
Hardback: ISBN: 902721963X Pages: 248 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9027219648 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 42.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027219648 Pages: 248 Price: Europe EURO 36.00

Concepts such as dependability/generalization and inferences are dealt with
implicitly or explicitly in any research undertaken in applied linguistics.
This volume provides a well-balanced and cross-disciplinary perspective on
how researchers conceptualize inferences about learner acquisition and
performances as well as dependability and generalizability of findings.

The book is a collection of chapters by prominent researchers in applied
linguistics, working in diverse domains such as vocabulary, syntax,
discourse analysis, SLA, and language testing. The goal of the book is to
bring attention to these issues, which underpin much of applied linguistics
research and to highlight what is considered good practice so as to
buttress confidence in the research claims made.

The book represents current thinking on fundamental research concepts in
applied linguistics and can be used as a textbook in courses on research
methodology in applied linguistics. The book is also an excellent source of
in-depth analysis of research conceptualization for applied linguistics
researchers and graduate students.

Table of contents

Drawing the line: The generalizability and limitations of research in
applied linguistics
Micheline Chalhoub-Deville 1-5

I. Perspectives on inference and generalizability in applied linguistics
1. Old and new thoughts on test score variability: Implications for
reliability and validity
Craig Deville and Micheline Chalhoub-Deville 9-25

2. Validity and values: Inferences and generalizability in language testing
Tim MacNamara 27-45

3. L2 vocabulary acquisition theory: The role of inference, dependability
and generalizability in assessment
Carol A. Chapelle 47-64

4. Beyond generalizability: Contextualization, complexity, and credibility
in applied linguistics research
Patricia A. Duff 65-95

5. Verbal protocols: What does it mean for research to use speaking as a
data collection tool?
Merrill Swain 97-113

6. Functional grammar: On the value and limitations of dependability,
inference, and generalizability
Diane Larsen-Freeman 115-133

7. A conversation analytic perspective on the role of quantification and
generalizability in second language acquisition
Numa Markee 135-162

II. Discussion
8. Generalizability: A journey into the nature of empirical research in
applied linguistics
Lyle F. Bachman 165-207

9. Generalizability: What are we generalizing anyway?
Susan M. Gass 209-220

10. Negotiating methodological rich points in applied linguistics research:
An ethnographer's view
Nancy H. Hornberger 221-240

Index 241-248

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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