Trends of Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics Since the New Millennium

Jixing LONG, Shiyi ZHOU


This article aims to make an overview of qualitative research in western applied linguistics in the new millennium. It finds that the role of qualitative research for applied linguistics has grown to be as important as that of quantitative research, for the research method and perspective it brings in. Besides, a combination of qualitative and quantitative research has gained currency.


applied linguistics; qualitative research; ethnography

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