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Understanding Research in Second Language Learning A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design

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ISBN-10: 0521315514

ISBN-13: 9780521315517

Edition: 1988

Authors: James Dean Brown, Michael Swan

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This text focuses on the skills and processes necessary for understanding statistical research in language learning Designed for language teachers with no previous background in statistics, the paperback edition focuses on the skills and processes necessary for understanding statistical research in language learning. Brown explains the basic terms of statistics, the structure and organization of statistical research reports, the system of statistical logic, and how to decipher tables, charts, and graphs. By the end of the book, readers will be able to make knowledgeable judgments about the relative qualities of a study and to assess the value of the results of a study in relation to a…    
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Book details

List price: $55.25
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/30/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of illustrations
Prefatory notes
Prologue: America as the Fourth World
Greater Mexico and Turtle Island
Beyond Tahuantinsuyu
Language and its instances
script and text
Maya hieroglyphs
The case of the quipu
Configurations of space
Configurations of time
Year counts
The era
Political Memory
Peten, Preliminaries
Cities of Words
U kahlay katunob
A ciphered heritage
Tollan, Toltec Skill, Mexquital Tula
The Great Tula
Turtle Island
History and Prehistory
The Siouan pipe and its horizons
Northern migrations
Tahuantinsuyu, locating Inca power, Pature within its fence, herders and flocks, the outlaw from Ollantaytambo
Popol vuh, Structure and story
The mud people and the doll people
Seven Parrot and family
Down to Xibalba
The maize people
World ages and metamorphosis
Suns of Mesoamerica
Andean ascent
Flood and food tree
The epic
Heroes and the vision quest
Quetzal maize thrives, Traveler fares
The Northern Trance Journey
How human time begins
American cosmos
Convergence at QuichT
Garden of the Planet
Into the Language of America
The translation process, source and perspective, Aesop in Aztec
Tawaddud and Maya Wit
Faustian Incas
Cinderella between Mapuche and Zuni
Epilogue: the American Palimpsest
Abbreviations used in notes and bibliography