This book extends Chaudron’s (1988) review of L2 classroom research to include the studies published in the last thirty years, with the intention of providing technical knowledge to teachers interested in conducting research or using research to inform their teaching. The scope is restricted to studies that investigate the effect of some instructional artifact or procedure on learners’ knowledge of the L2, for the most part within face-to-face classroom interactions. Ellis organizes the research into broad topics of interest and further subdivides them by theoretical or methodological construct. He balances presentation of research in both the cognitive and socio-cultural traditions throughout the volume.

Document Type

Post-print Article

Publication Date

Fall 2013

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-4781.2013.12038_2.x

Full Citation:

Kissling, Elizabeth M. "Rev. of Language Teaching Research & Language Pedagogy by Rod R. Ellis." Modern Language Journal 97, no. 3 (Fall 2013): 807-08. doi:10.1111/j.1540-4781.2013.12038_2.x.