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When researching linguistics and language acquisition, these databases are the best starting points.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
Publication Dates Covered: 1973 - present Paid for by K-State Libraries
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. All aspects of the study of language are covered, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Subject coverage includes anthropological linguistics, applied and descriptive linguistics, hearing and speech physiology, learning disabilities, communication behavior, philosophy of language, semiotics, special education, writing systems, and more.
Education Full Text
Publication Dates Covered: Indexing 1983 - present; full text 1996 - present Simultaneous users: 8 Paid for by K-State Libraries
Includes international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks, including some not covered in ERIC. Contains page images, abstracts, and indexing.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Publication Dates Covered: 1966 - present Paid for by K-State Libraries
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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, and books. Includes full-text ERIC digests and links to some full-text articles. ERIC also uses an excellent thesaurus.
These guides will help you enter the scholarly conversation about linguistics and language aquisition.
Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy
Call Number: P118.2 .E38 2012
Publication Date: 2012
This book examines current research centered on the second language classroom and the implications of this research for both the teaching and learning of foreign languages.
Also available online
Exploring Language Pedagogy Through Second Language Acquisition Research
Call Number: P118.2 .E967 2014
Publication Date: 2013
The book takes problematic issues in language pedagogy as its starting points. These are then examined in terms of second language acquisition. Each chapter begins with a look at the pedagogical proposals found in teacher guides and then asks, "Do these proposals accord with what we know about how languages are acquired?"
Language Testing and Assessment
Call Number: P53.4 .F85 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Language Testing and Assessment: introduces students to the key methods and debates surrounding language testing and assessment explores the testing of linguistic competence of children, students, asylum seekers and many others in context of the uses to which such research can be put presents influential and seminal readings in testing and assessment.