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Hiver, Phil / Al-Hoorie, Ali H.

Research Methods for Complexity Theory in Applied Linguistics

Series:Second Language Acquisition

MULTILINGUAL MATTERS

    269,90 € / $319.90 / £229.90*

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    Publication Date:
    November 2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    ISBN
    978-1-78892-575-4
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    This accessible guide to Complex Dynamic Systems Theory (CDST) research presents practical methods and templates for how applied linguistics researchers can design and conduct research using the CDST framework and equips readers with the knowledge to ensure compatibility between empirical research designs and the theoretical tenets of complexity.

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    MULTILINGUAL MATTERS
    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    complexity theory; research methods for applied linguistics; practical templates and methods for research; qualitative and quantitative methods; CDST

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    HiverPhil:

    Phil Hiver is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University, USA. His research interests include instructed language learning and the role of psycho-social factors in second language teaching and learning. He is the co-editor (with Sarah Mercer and Ali H. Al-Hoorie) of Engagement in the Second Language Classroom (Multilingual Matters, forthcoming).

    Al-HoorieAli H.:

    Ali H. Al-Hoorie is an Assistant Professor at the English Language Institute, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. He completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Professors Zoltán Dörnyei and Norbert Schmitt. His publications have appeared in a number of journals, and he is the co-author (with Phil Hiver) of Research Methods for Complexity in Applied Linguistics (Multilingual Matters, 2020).

    Phil Hiver is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University, USA. His research interests include instructed language learning and the role of psycho-social factors in second language teaching and learning. He is the co-editor (with Sarah Mercer and Ali H. Al-Hoorie) of Engagement in the Second Language Classroom (Multilingual Matters, forthcoming).

    Ali H. Al-Hoorie is an Assistant Professor at the English Language Institute, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. He holds an MA in Social Science Data Analysis from the University of Essex, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics supervised by Professors Zoltán Dörnyei and Norbert Schmitt at the University of Nottingham. He is also the co-editor (with Peter D. MacIntyre) of Contemporary Language Motivation Theory (Multilingual Matters, 2020).

    Reviews

    This book offers both a timely and comprehensive guide to doing empirical research on Complex Dynamic Systems Theory in applied linguistics. A rarity for its breadth and depth, it presents a rich array of methodological options pooled from multiple disciplines of study, promoting and enabling integration of methods beyond mixing.

    This book is an eye-opening and completely welcome introduction to a methodological world much wider than most applied linguists will have ever imagined existed. Rather than a how-to book, it is a guide to a plethora of methodological approaches that aim to send ‘one-shot cross-sectional research’ to its timely demise. In this book, readers will find an intriguing new approach for analyzing their data.

    A harmonious blend of theory and method, Hiver and Al-Hoorie provide researchers in applied linguistics not only with a rationale but the tools to fully (and finally!) embrace CDST. I expect this book will become a landmark publication for the field.

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