Key issues in Second Language Acquisition

Chapter 1: Key issues in Second Language Acquisition for Exam Summarized : Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D Candidate  First of all we know that second language acquisition (SLA) is a complex process, involving many interrelated factors. We ask this question: What is second language acquisition? In order to investigate SLA, it is important to establish clearly what …

Qualitative data collection

Chapter 6: Qualitative data collection Book Name: Research Methods in Applied Linguistics Writer: Professor Zoltan Dornyei Professor: Dr.Zoghi, M      Summarized :Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate  Monday, November 19, 2018 Quantitative inquiry can be divided into two distinct phases: 1-data collection 2-and data analysis They typically follow each other in a linear manner. In accordance with the …

The Post method Condition:Emerging Strategies for Second/Foreign Language Teaching

The Post method Condition: Emerging Strategies for Second/Foreign Language Teaching Writer: B. Kumaravadivelu TESOL Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 1. (Spring, 1994), pp. 27-48. Summarized: Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate T.3 Saturday, October 6, 2018 After swearing by a succession of fashionable language teaching methods and dangling them before a bewildered flock of believers, we seem to …

Quantitative data analysis

Chapter 9 Quantitative data analysis Book Name: Research Methods in Applied Linguistics Writer: Zoltan Dornyei Summarized: Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate    T.3     Saturday, October 6, 2018 Having collected quantitative data, the next step is to analyses it using a set of mathematical procedures, called ‘statistics’. These range from simple descriptive statistics such as calculating the mean …

The role of the first language

Chapter 2 ›The role of the first language Book Name: Understanding Second Language Acquisition Writer: Rod Ellis Thursday, October 4, 2018 Summarized: Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate T.3 It is a popular belief that second language acquisition (SLA) is strongly influenced by the learner’s first language (L1). The clearest support for this belief comes from ‘foreign’ …

Key issues in Second Language Acquisition

Chapter 1: Key issues in Second Language Acquisition Book Name: Understanding Second Language Acquisition Writer: Rod Ellis Summarized: Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate T.3 Second language acquisition (SLA) is a complex process, involving many interrelated factors. What is second language acquisition? In order to investigate SLA, it is important to establish clearly what is meant by …

Part I Language and Communities

The rest of Part I Language and Communities Book Name: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics Writer: Ronald Ward augh Summarized: Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate  Page 32-61 Linguistically, Serbo-Croatian is a single south Slov language Used by two groups of people, the Serbs and Croasts, With somewhat different historical, cultural and religious backgrounds. There is a third …

23. Item response theory

23. Item response theory Writer: Gary J. Ockey Book: The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate Thursday, May 10, 2018 Introduction/definitions Item response theory (IRT) is an approach used to estimate how much of a latent trait an individual possesses. The theory aims to link individuals’ observed performances to a location on …

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis Writer: Potter J pages: 607-616 out of 624 Saeed Mojarradi PhD student  Discourse is a central part of our lives. What we do with others we do by way of conversation, phone calls, letters and instructions. learning to talk is fundamental to learning the concert, and language provides the categories and terms for …