Foreign Language Learning Colloquium Lecture: Luke Plonksy (Northern Arizona University)

March 7, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Seigle Hall 148 (Danforth Campus)

“Advancing Quantitative Methods in Applied Linguistics: Two Complementary Approaches” 

Abstract: In recent years, applied linguists have (re-)considered and (re-)examined a wide range of methodological issues and practices. The constructs and processes we are interested in—language use, learning, teaching, assessment, and so forth—are invariably multivariate in nature; and an understanding of the relationships between them often requires more comprehensive (e.g., multivariate) analyses (e.g., Brown, 2015). I make a strong case for increased use of multivariate statistics in applied linguistic as I make use of a number of worked examples to illustrate the points being made.

***Coffee and Muffins served after the lecture