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Topic 61: Applied Linguistics

  1. Individual learner differences (age, aptitude, affective states, personality)
  2. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  3. Motivation and motivating in the language classroom
  4. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  5. Learning styles and strategies
  6. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  7. Communicative competence and performance, communication strategies
  8. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  9. Theoretical considerations in testing foreign language abilities: purpose, quality, analysis, effect
  10. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  11. Discourse analysis
  12. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  13. Pragmatics
  14. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  15. Sociolinguistics
  16. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  17. Psycholinguistics
  18. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  19. Interlanguage analysis, contrastive analysis and error-analysis
  20. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

  21. Choose and discuss one of the following research approaches or methods
    1. Qualitative research methods
    2. Compulsory reading
      • Davis, K. A. (1995). Qualitative theory and methods in applied linguistics research. TESOL Quarterly, 29, 427-453.
      • Maykut, P., & Morehouse, R. (1994). Beginning qualitative research. A philosophic and practical guide. London: The Falmer Press. pp. 43-50, 68-114, 145-149.
      Additional reading
      • Seliger, H. W., & Shohamy, E. (1989). Second language research methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 113-123.
      • Bailey, K.M. & Nunan, D. (Eds.). (1995). Voices from the language classroom: Qualitative research in second language acquisition. New York: Cambridge University Press.

    3. Experimental research
    4. Compulsory reading
      • Seliger, H. W., & Shohamy, E. (1989). Second language research methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 135-151.
      • McDonough, J., & McDonough, S. (1997). Research methods for English language teachers. London: Arnold. pp. 155-169.

    5. Classroom-oriented research
    6. Compulsory reading
      • Allwright, D. & Bailey, K. (1991). Focus on the language classroom. An introduction to classroom research for language teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 1-81.
      Additional reading
      • McDonough, J., & McDonough, S. (1997). Research methods for English language teachers. London: Arnold. pp. 8-35., 101-135.
      • Nunan, D. (1991). Methods in second language classroom-oriented research: A critical review, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 13, 249-274.
      • Wallace, M. (1998). Action research for language teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  22. Second language acquisition theories
  23. Compulsory reading
    Additional reading

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