Research Methods in Psycholinguistics and Acquisition Research

Readings in English

Ambridge, B., & Rowland, C. F. (2013). Experimental methods in studying child language acquisition. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 4(2), 149-168.

Anand, P., Chung, S. & Wagers, M. (ms.). Widening the Net: Challenges for Gathering Linguistic Data in the Digital Age. Response to

Baayen, R. H. (2008). Analyzing linguistic data. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Behrens, H. (2008). Corpora in Language Acquisition Research. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Blom, E. & Unsworth, S. (Eds.) (2010). Experimental methods in language acquisition research. Amsterdam & Philadelphia:  John Benjamins.

Breakwell, G. M., Smith, J. A. & Wright, D. B. (2012). Research methods in psychology. London: Sage.

Coolican, H. (2009). Research methods and statistics in psychology. London & New York: Routledge.

Crain, S. & Thornton, R. (1998). Investigations in universal grammar: a guide to research on the acquisition of syntax and semantics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Cowart, W. (1997). Experimental syntax: Applying objective methods to sentence judgments. London, UK: Sage Publications.

De Groot, A. M., & Hagoort, P. (Eds.). (2017). Research methods in psycholinguistics and the neurobiology of language: A practical guide (Vol. 9). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Dörnyei, Z. (2007). Research methods in applied linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Eisenbeiss, S. (2009). Contrast is the Name of the Game: Contrast-Based Semi-Structured Elicitation Techniques for Studies on Children’s Language Acquisition. Essex Research Reports in Linguistics 57(7).

Eisenbeiss, S. (2010). Production Methods. In E. Blom & S. Unsworth (Eds.), Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (pp. 11-34). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Field, A. P. & Hole, G. (2003). How to design and report experiments. London: Sage.

Giles, D. (2002). Advanced research methods in psychology.  London & New York: Routledge.

Gonzalez-Marquez, M., Mittelberg, I., Coulson, S., & Spivey, M. (Eds.). (2007). Methods in Cognitive Linguistics (Vol. 18). Amsterdam & Philadelphia:  John Benjamins.

Gries, S. T. (2013). Statistics for linguistics with R: a practical introduction, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Hatch, E. M., Lazaraton, A. & Jolliffe, D. A. (1991). The research manual: Design and statistics for applied linguistics. New York: Newbury House Publishers.

Hoff, E. (Ed.). (2011). Research methods in child language: a practical guide (Vol. 9). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Howitt, D. & Cramer, D. (2008). Research methods in psychology. Harlow, UK: Pearson Education Limited.

Jegerski, J., & VanPatten, B. (Eds.). (2013). Research methods in second language psycholinguistics. London & New York: Routledge.

Jiang, N. (2013). Conducting reaction time research in second language studies. New York: Routledge.

Lüpke, F. (2011). Data collection methods for field-based language documentation. In P.K. Austin & S. McGill (Eds.), Endangered languages. London: Routledge. (Critical concepts in linguistics)

Lust, B., & Blume, M. (2016). Research Methods in Language Acquisition: Principles, Procedures, and Practices. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

MacDaniel, D., MacKee, C. & Cairns, H. S. (1996). Methods for assessing children’s syntax. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Mackey, A., & Gass, S. M. (2013). Second language research: Methodology and design. London: Routledge.

Majid, A. (2012). A guide to stimulus-based elicitation for semantic categories. In N. Thieberger (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of linguistic fieldwork (pp. 54-71). New York: Oxford University Press.

Menn, L. & Ratner, N. B. (1999). Methods for studying language production. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Myers, J. (2009). Syntactic judgment experiments. Language and Linguistics Compass 3(1), 406–423.

Podesva, R. J., & Sharma, D. (Eds.). (2014). Research methods in linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schütze, C.T. (1996). The empirical base of linguistics: grammaticality judgments and linguistic methodology. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Sekerina, I. A., Fernández, E. M. & Clahsen, H. (Eds.) (2008). Developmental psycholinguistics: On-line methods in children’s language processing. Amsterdam & Philadelphia:  John Benjamins.

Shaughnessy, J. J., Zechmeister, E. B. & Zechmeister, J. S. (2006). Research methods in psychology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Wei, L. & Moyer, M. (2008). Blackwell guide to research methods in bilingualism and multilingualism. Oxford: Blackwell .

You can also have a look at Carson T. Schütze’s research gate project site for research methodology:


Readings in German

  • Albert, R., & Marx, N. (2016). Empirisches Arbeiten in Linguistik und Sprachlehrforschung: Anleitung zu quantitativen Studien von der Planungsphase bis zum Forschungsbericht. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag.
  • Kauschke, C. (2012). Kindlicher Spracherwerb im Deutschen: Verläufe, Forschungsmethoden, Erklärungsansätze. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Müller, H. M., & Weiss, S. (2010). Elektrophysiologische und hämodynamische Verfahren zur Untersuchung von Sprache. Sprache· Stimme· Gehör, 34(02), 106-111.
  • Müller, H. M. (2013). Psycholinguistik–Neurolinguistik: Die Verarbeitung von Sprache im Gehirn. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink.
  • Roche, J. (2019). Propädeutikum wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Schwerpunkt DaF/DaZ und Sprachlehr-/Spracherwerbsforschung. Narr Francke Attempto Verlag.

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