An Examination of Veridicality in Verbal Protocols of Language Learners
veridicality, verbal protocols, verbal reports, language learners, second language learners, think-alouds
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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
Scholar Commons Citation
Smith, Patriann and King, James, "An Examination of Veridicality in Verbal Protocols of Language Learners" (2013). Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications. 244.