The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Linguistics Research Methodology

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages926
ISBN (Electronic)9781137599001
ISBN (Print)9781137598998
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Applied linguistics
  • Case study research
  • Corpus research for language learning
  • Data analysis
  • Digital discourses
  • Ethical research practices
  • Ethnographic research
  • Methodological reform
  • Methodology
  • Mixed methods research
  • Multilingualism
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics methods
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Research instruments
  • Research instruments
  • Semiotics
  • Transdisciplinarity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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