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Researching Second Language Acquisition in the Study Abroad Learning Environment

An Introduction for Student Researchers

Authors: Isabelli-García, Christina, Isabelli, Casilde

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  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the wide range of topics investigated in study abroad research
  • Analyses what learners do differently abroad and how it may affect their acquisition of the target language
  • Provides methodological guidelines for carrying out a study
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About this book

This book is intended to introduce novice student researchers to second language acquisition in the study abroad learning environment.  It reviews the existing literature and provides the emerging researcher an overview of the important factors to consider, informs them where to begin, and how to move forth an agenda for future research in this field. The book recognizes that aside from the academic advantages, study abroad programmes are an excellent tool for fostering extended and relevant interaction with native speakers. It provides reflection questions and activities, and guides the novice researcher in critically analysing existing research and to eventually carry out their own study. The book will be of use to beginning researchers who are new to linguistics in the areas of study abroad and second language acquisition.

About the authors

Christina Isabelli-García is Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Gonzaga University, USA. Christina teaches courses in Spanish, Applied Linguistics, and Sociolinguistics.

Casilde A. Isabelli is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA. Casilde teaches courses in Spanish, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Service-Learning, and Teaching of Foreign Languages.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • What Is Study Abroad?

    Pages 1-22

    Isabelli-García, Christina L. (et al.)

  • What Theories, Perspectives, and Approaches Are Used in Study Abroad Research?

    Pages 23-46

    Isabelli-García, Christina L. (et al.)

  • What Differential Learning Factors Need to Be Considered in Study Abroad Research?

    Pages 47-63

    Isabelli-García, Christina L. (et al.)

  • What Is the Impact of Study Abroad on Interlanguage?

    Pages 65-96

    Isabelli-García, Christina L. (et al.)

  • What Data Measures Are Used in Study Abroad Research?

    Pages 97-115

    Isabelli-García, Christina L. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25157-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25156-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Researching Second Language Acquisition in the Study Abroad Learning Environment
Book Subtitle
An Introduction for Student Researchers
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25157-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25157-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25156-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 138
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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