2.2. Writing a literature review

Li, S., & Wang, H. (2018). Traditional literature review and research synthesis. In A. Phakiti, P. De Costa, L. Plonsky, & S. Starfield (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Linguistics Research Methodology (pp. 123–144). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59900-1_6 PDF

How to write a literature review

Frederiksen, L., & Phelps, S. F. (2020). Literature reviews for education and nursing graduate students. Rebus Community. Read online PDF

Examples of literature reviews in SLA and education

  • Restrepo Ramos, F. D. (2015). Incidental vocabulary learning in second language acquisition: A literature review. Profile, 17(1), 157–166. https://doi.org/10.15446/profile.v17n1.43957 PDF
  • Zhao, Y. (2003). Recent developments in technology and language learning: A literature review and meta-analysis. CALICO Journal, 21(1), 7–27. https://doi.org/10.1558/cj.v21i1.7-27
  • Kokotsaki, D., Menzies, V., & Wiggins, A. (2016). Project-based learning: A review of the literature. Improving Schools, 19(3), 267–277. https://doi.org/10.1177/1365480216659733
  • Barrot, J. S. (2021). Social media as a language learning environment: A systematic review of the literature (2008-2019). Computer Assisted Language Learning, in press. https://doi.org/10.1080/09588221.2021.1883673
  • Ellis, R. (2005). Instructed second language acquisition: A literature review [Report to the Ministry of Education]. Research Division, Ministry of Education. PDF
  • Engh, D. (2013). Why use music in English language learning? A survey of the literature. English Language Teaching, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.5539/elt.v6n2p113
  • Mitchell, A., & Savill-Smith, C. (2004). The use of computer and video games for learning: A review of the literature. Learning and Skills Development Agency. PDF