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Name: Lourdes  Ortega
Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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State and/or Country: HI
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Second Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): German
Greek, Modern
Spanish
Selected Publications: Norris, J. M., & Ortega, L. (2006). The value and practice of research synthesis for language learning and teaching. In J. M. Norris & L. Ortega (Eds.), Synthesizing research on language learning and teaching (pp. 3-50). Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.

Ortega, L. (2005). For what and for whom is our research? The ethical as transformative lens in instructed SLA. The Modern Language Journal, 89, 427-443.

Ortega, L., & Iberri-Shea, G. (2005). Longitudinal research in SLA: Recent trends and future directions. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 25, 26-45.

Ortega, L. (2005). What do learners plan? Learner-driven attention to form during pre-task planning. In R. Ellis (Ed.), Planning and task performance in a second language (pp. 77-109). Philadelphia/Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Ortega, L. (2003). Syntactic complexity measures and their relationship to L2 proficiency: A research synthesis of college-level L2 writing. Applied Linguistics, 24, 492-518.

Norris, J. M., & Ortega, L. (2003). Defining and measuring SLA. In C. Doughty, & M. H. Long (Eds.). Handbook of second language acquisition (717-761). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Norris, J. M., & Ortega, L. (2000). Effectiveness of L2 instruction: A research synthesis and quantitative meta-analysis. Language Learning, 50, 417-528.

Ortega, L. (1999). Planning and focus on form in L2 oral performance. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 21, 109-148.

Ortega, L. (1999). Language and equality: Ideological and structural constraints in foreign language education in the US. In T. Huebner, & K. A. Davis (Eds.), Sociopolitical perspectives in language policy and planning in the USA (pp. 243-266). New York: John Benjamins.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Synthesizing Research on Language Learning and Teaching
 Understanding Second Language Acquisition
 The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Synthesizing Research on Language Learning and Teaching
Courses Taught: Second Language Acquisition
Second Language Writing
Meta-analysis in applied linguistics
Interlanguage Development
Research Methods
Pedagogical Grammar
Linguistics for Language Teachers
Psycholinguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Understanding Syntactic Complexity: The measurement of change in the syntax of instructed L2 Spanish learners
Academic Paper Abstract: Longitudinal research into second language acquistion: recent trends and future directions



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