The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Linguistics Research Methodology

  • Aek Phakiti
  • Peter De Costa
  • Luke Plonsky
  • Sue Starfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Aek Phakiti, Peter De Costa, Luke Plonsky, Sue Starfield
      Pages 5-29
    3. Richard F. Young
      Pages 31-53
    4. Luke K. Fryer, Jenifer Larson-Hall, Jeffrey Stewart
      Pages 55-77
    5. Shim Lew, Anna Her Yang, Linda Harklau
      Pages 79-101
    6. Alison Mackey, Lara Bryfonski
      Pages 103-121
    7. Shaofeng Li, Hong Wang
      Pages 123-144
    8. Rebekha Abbuhl
      Pages 145-162
    9. Scott Sterling, Peter De Costa
      Pages 163-182
    10. Sue Starfield
      Pages 183-197
    11. Betty Samraj
      Pages 199-219
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-223
    2. Matthew T. Prior
      Pages 225-248
    3. Fiona Copland
      Pages 249-268
    4. Jean-Marc Dewaele
      Pages 269-286
    5. Sarah Grey, Kaitlyn M. Tagarelli
      Pages 287-312
    6. Susan Gass
      Pages 313-337
    7. Christoph A. Hafner
      Pages 375-390
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-393
    2. Reza Norouzian, Luke Plonsky
      Pages 395-421
    3. Aek Phakiti
      Pages 423-457
    4. Luke Wander Amoroso
      Pages 501-521
    5. Jesse Egbert, Geoffrey T. LaFlair
      Pages 523-539
    6. Kirby C. Grabowski, Saerhim Oh
      Pages 541-565
    7. Phil Benson
      Pages 595-613
    8. Elizabeth R. Miller
      Pages 615-638
    9. Jesse Pirini, Tui Matelau-Doherty, Sigrid Norris
      Pages 639-658
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 659-661
    2. Shawn Loewen
      Pages 663-680
    3. Tej K. Bhatia
      Pages 681-701
    4. Samuel Larner
      Pages 703-718
    5. Peter De Costa, Jeffrey Maloney, Dustin Crowther
      Pages 719-739
    6. Shereen Bhalla, Terrence G. Wiley
      Pages 741-759
    7. Claudia V. Angelelli
      Pages 761-775
    8. Ron Darvin
      Pages 777-792
    9. Gale Stam, Kimberly Buescher
      Pages 793-809
    10. David Cassels Johnson, Crissa Stephens
      Pages 811-827
    11. Soo Jung Youn
      Pages 829-844
    12. April Ginther, Kyle McIntosh
      Pages 845-867
    13. David Malinowski
      Pages 869-885
    14. David Bloome, Gilcinei T. Carvalho, Sanghee Ryu
      Pages 887-902
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 903-926

About this book


This Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of basic and more advanced research methodologies in applied linguistics and offers a state-of-the-art review of methods particular to various domains within the field. Arranged thematically in 4 parts, across 41 chapters, it covers a range of research approaches, presents current perspectives, and addresses key issues in different research methods, such as designing and implementing research instruments and techniques, and analysing different types of applied linguistics data. Innovations, challenges and trends in applied linguistics research are examined throughout the Handbook. As such, it offers an up-to-date and highly accessible entry point into both established and emerging approaches that will offer fresh possibilities and perspectives, as well as a thorough consideration of best practices. This wide-ranging volume will prove an invaluable resource to applied linguists at all levels, and to scholars in the related fields of language learning and teaching, multilingualism, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, discourse analysis and pragmatics, language assessment, language policy and planning, multimodal communication, and translation.


applied linguistics Quantitative research qualitative research transdisciplinarity ethnographic research Ethical research practices methodology methodological reform data analysis research instruments mixed methods research narrative inquiry case study research Research instruments psycholinguistics methods corpus research for language learning digital discourses semiotics multilingualism pragmatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Aek Phakiti
    • 1
  • Peter De Costa
    • 2
  • Luke Plonsky
    • 3
  • Sue Starfield
    • 4
  1. 1.Sydney School of Education and Social WorkUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African LanguagesMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MIUSA
  3. 3.Applied LinguisticsNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff, AZUSA
  4. 4.School of EducationUNSW SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59899-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59900-1
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