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Title: Longitudinal research into second language acquistion: recent trends and future directions
Author: Lourdes Ortega
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Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Author: Gina Iberri-shea
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Abstract: Both common sense and expert knowledge tell us that learning a language other than the mother tongue is a complex process that happens through and over time. Time, indeed, is a construct implicated in many of the problems that second language acquisition researchers investigate. The purpose of this chapter is to survey longitudinal SLA research published in the last three years and to offer a critical reflection of best current longitudinal practices and desirable directions for future longitudinal SLA research. We highlight recent trends in longitudinal SLA research, paying particular attention to broad design choices and foci of research organized around four trends in SLA longitudinal investigation, and we describe key exemplary studies under each trend. We close by reflecting on some of the challenges and opportunities that await these longitudinal research programs in the future.

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This article appears IN Annual Review of Applied Linguistics Vol. 25, Issue 1.

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