Title

An Examination of Veridicality in Verbal Protocols of Language Learners

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Keywords

veridicality, verbal protocols, verbal reports, language learners, second language learners, think-alouds

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.4304/tpls.3.5.709-720

Abstract

In this paper, we concentrate on veridicality within verbal protocols when they are used to examine the reading processes of language learners (LLs). Eight methodological recommendations and considerations for verbal protocols proposed in Ericsson and Simon (1984; 1993) are used to review 20 LL reading research studies that utilized verbal protocols in research from the previous decade. Issues related to errors of commission and omission as well as errors associated with language as an inherent variable within LL verbal protocols are then examined. Among the implications for research is the need to reconceptualize the theoretical basis for elicitation of LLs’ verbal protocols during the reading process.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Theory and Practice in Language Studies, v. 3, issue 5, p. 709-720

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