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Research Methods and Sociocultural Approaches in Second Language Acquisition

  1. Holbrook Mahn,
  2. Shannon Reierson

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1006

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Mahn, H. and Reierson, S. 2012. Research Methods and Sociocultural Approaches in Second Language Acquisition. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Since the publication of Frawley and Lantolf's 1985 study, there has been a significant increase in second language acquisition (SLA) research using sociocultural approaches that draw from Vygotsky's theoretical framework and methodological approach.

Keywords:

  • methods;
  • second language acquisition;
  • sociocultural language studies