Research Methods In Applied Linguistics: A Question And Answer Guide

  • Publication Year: 2023
  • ISBN: 9781774695371
  • Price: $165
  • Publisher: Society Publishing
  • Binding Type: Hardcover

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This book is a question and answer guide which provides novice researchers and practitioners to demystify the conceptual complexities associated with the certain topics of research methods in applied linguistics. We provided the intended readerships with a substantive source by which they can acquire a first hand, immediate experience in the main issues arise in the field of research in applied linguistics. The key feature of the book is its authentic treatment of a wide range of current and controversial topics dominating polemical debates defining the interlocking dimensions in research methods. The present book adopts maieutic method for teaching which is a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presumptions overshadowing different areas of concern in applied linguistics. The Q and A approach of the of the book will promote awareness-raising reading and foster critical thinking mode among the readers.

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Hamed Barjesteh is an associate professor of Education, Professor of applied linguistics, and a faculty member of Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli branch, Amol, Iran. A teacher educator for 20 years, Hamed Barjesteh has published several books and articles on teaching English to young and adult language learners and presented at conferences at various national and international levels. He has trained teachers and supervised many MA theses and Ph.D. dissertations. He serves as the head of English Language department, an editor and a reviewer for various journals and conferences. His research interests lie in the field of critical language pedagogy, thinking skills in language learning, Critical Language testing, dynamic assessment, and corrective feedback.

Fatemeh Ahmadi Livani is a Ph.D. candidate in Teaching English as a foreign language. She works as a part time teacher in different universities. She attended different national and international conferences on researches and language education. She is interested in L2 research, language assessment, and corrective feedback.