“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” — Albert Einstein


There’s a lot of research out there, and what to look for isn’t always the easiest task.  I have experimented with organizing bibliographies in different ways for this blog, but so far I have found building my own useful and searchable bibliography to be far too labor intensive for the value I get back from putting in the effort, so instead, I have provided some links to online publicly available bibliographies of books and articles in the field of second language acquisition and second language studies more generally.  I also have included a list of references I have so far used in posts on this blog (it’s still under construction so check back for new additions).

Online Applied Linguistics Bibliographies

(BALD) Richard Watson Todd’s “Big Applied Linguistics Database”

VARGA (Vocabulary Acquisition Research Group Archive: A searchable bibliography of research on second language vocabulary acquisition research)

Second Language Acquisition references organized by topic (from Dr. Vivian Cook’s website)

SLABIB: Second Language Acquisition Bibliography (Huge list of references to past SLA and applied linguistic research: Word doc available upon request from Dr. Vivian Cook)

An Annotated Bibliography of Second Language Acquisition in Adult English Language Learners

Second Language Acquisition Bibliography from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (focus is on language transfer is SLA)

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (University of Minnesota)

SLA Bibliography organized by topic up to 2003 (Lancaster University)

Applied Psycholinguistics and SLA:(references from Dr. Theres Grüter’s graduate course syllabus)

An Essential Bibliography for English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

Contrastive Linguistics Bibliography (Contragram: Contrastive Grammar research group, University of Gent, Belgium)

Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis/Studies (Compiled by Dr. Costas Gabrielatos)

References cited on this blog

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