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Ecological Approaches in Qualitative Research

  1. Rachel J. Pinnow

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0352

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Pinnow, R. J. 2012. Ecological Approaches in Qualitative Research. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


When the term ecology first began to appear in applied linguistics research in the early 1990s it was referred to as the “greening” (de Castell, 1996) of these studies which followed a general trend in the “ecoization” (Benz, 2000) of the English lexicon.


  • discourse analysis;
  • esl/efl;
  • educational linguistics;
  • language in the classroom;
  • research methods in applied linguistics;
  • second language acquisition;
  • ideology;
  • literacy;
  • multilingualism;
  • sociocultural language studies