Date: 20-Sep-2005 From: Elizabeth Gangeri <Elizabeth.Gangerierlbaum.com> Subject: Research in Applied Linguistics: Perry
Title: Research in Applied Linguistics
Subtitle: Becoming a Discerning Consumer
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Author: Fred L. Perry, American University in Cairo
Hardback: ISBN: 0805846840 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 89.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0805846859 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
This text provides a solid introduction to the foundations of research methods, with the goal of enabling students and professionals in the field of applied linguistics to become not just casual consumers of research who passively read bits and pieces of a research article, but discerning consumers able to effectively use published research for practical purposes in educational settings. All issues important for understanding and using published research for these purposes are covered. Key principles are illustrated with research studies published in refereed journals across a wide spectrum of applied linguistics. Exercises distributed throughout the text encourage readers to engage interactively with what they are reading at the point when the information is fresh in their minds.
"Research in Applied Linguistics: Becoming a Discerning Consumer" is designed as a text for courses in M.A.-TESOL/TEFL and applied linguistics programs.
Author: Stephen B. Kucer, Washington State University
Author: Cecilia Silva, Texas Christian University
Paperback: ISBN: 0805850201 Pages: 424 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
"Teaching the Dimensions of Literacy" provides the conceptual knowledge to support teachers' instructional decisions in the reading/literacy classroom and features a multitude of instructional strategy lessons for classroom use with both monolingual and bilingual students. Its premise is that literacy comprises four dimensions--linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and developmental. In the debate over literacy instruction, and in many reading/literacy methods texts, one dimension tends to be privileged and the others ignored. In this text, the teaching and learning of all four dimensions of literacy are acknowledged and addressed. The four dimensions provide a coherent conceptual framework within which instructional strategy lessons are identified, synthesized, organized, and presented--demonstrating how the complex nature of literacy can be addressed within a classroom setting.