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LINGUIST List 22.1221

Mon Mar 14 2011

Books: Applied Ling/Lang Acquisition: Verspoor, Bot, Lowie (Eds)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , A Dynamic Approach to Second Language Development: Verspoor, Bot, Lowie (Eds)

Message 1: A Dynamic Approach to Second Language Development: Verspoor, Bot, Lowie (Eds)
Date: 11-Mar-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: A Dynamic Approach to Second Language Development: Verspoor, Bot, Lowie (Eds)
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Title: A Dynamic Approach to Second Language Development
Subtitle: Methods and techniques
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 29
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LL%26amp%3BLT%2029

Editor: Marjolijn H. Verspoor
Editor: Kees de Bot
Editor: Wander Lowie
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287359 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287359 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027219985 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027219985 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027219985 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027219992 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 33.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027219992 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027219992 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 34.98
Abstract:

Dynamic systems theory, a general theory of change and development, offers a
new way to study first and second language development and requires a new
set of tools for analysis of empirical data. After a brief introduction to the theory,
this book, co-authored by several leading scholars in the field, concentrates on
tools and techniques recently developed to analyze language data from a
dynamic perspective. The chapters deal with the general thoughts and reasoning
behind coding data, analyzing variability, discovering interacting variables and
modeling. The accompanying How to sections give step-by-step
instructions to using macros to speed up the coding, creating a dedicated lexical
profile, making min-max graphs, testing for significance in single case studies
by running simulations, and modeling. Example files and data sets are available
on the accompanying website. Although the focus is on second language
development, the tools are applicable to a wide range of phenomena in applied
linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discipline of Linguistics
                            General Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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