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Synthesizing Research on Language Learning And Teaching
By Lourdes Ortega (editor) and John Michael Norris (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher John Benjamins Pub Co
Publication date May 25, 2006
Pages 349
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9789027219657
ISBN-10 9027219656
Dimensions 1 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Original list price $173.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This volume presents the first collection of work on research synthesis in applied linguistics. It introduces readers­ ­to a cutting-edge approach for reviewing and summarizing exactly what accumulated research has to say about theoretical and practical subjects. John Norris and Lourdes Ortega first elucidate the value and practice of synthesis, and they challenge all members of the research community to adopt a “synthetic ethic”. The book then features seven empirical syntheses, each modeling rigorous synthetic practice in definitively reviewing the state of knowledge and research quality in important domains. Included are five meta-analyses on: Universal Grammar; Task-Based Interaction; Corrective Feedback; Instructed Pragmatics Development; and Reading Strategy Training. Also included are a qualitative meta-synthesis on Effective Teaching for English Language Learners, and a historiographical synthesis of Proficiency Assessment practices. Rounding out the collection are commentaries by two renowned experts in language learning and teaching research: Nick Ellis and Craig Chaudron.

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from John Benjamins Pub Co (May 25, 2006)
9789027219657 | details & prices | 349 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $173.00
About: This volume presents the first collection of work on research synthesis in applied linguistics.
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9789027219664 | details & prices | 349 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $54.00
About: This volume presents the first collection of work on research synthesis in applied linguistics.

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