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ASL 456/556 First and Second Language Acquisition: Home

Selected E-Books

Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction 
Discusses major theories currently used in second language acquisition research.

​​Blackwell Handbook of Language Development 
Provides comprehensive treatments of the major topics and current concerns in the field of language development. 

The Handbook of Bilingualism
Provides state of the art treatments of the central issues that arise in consideration of the phenomena of bilingualism

The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
Provides synopsis on recent developments in SLA research established experts and widely recognized younger talent. 

Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children 
Provide summaries of what is known about early gestural development, interactive processes adapted to visual communication, and the processes of semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic development in sign

Evidence-Based Practice in Educating Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students 
The book provides a focus for future educational and research efforts, and aims to promote optimal support for deaf and hard-of-hearing learners of all ages.

Finding Books, E-books, and other material

Search for books, e-book, articles, and other material at Western Oregon University, Summit, and beyond. 



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Orbis-Cascade (SUMMIT): Libraries and locations 

Databases and Journals

Communication and Mass Media Complete Provides research articles in communication and mass media including articles about sign language, deafness, deaf culture, and Deaf people. 

Education Full Text (including ERIC) provides has articles relating to teaching and education published since 1995. Also includes citations and full text from the ERIC database (which include curricula, reports, standards, and other unpublished materials addressing topics in education). 

MLA International Bibliography
Indexes more than 4000 journals, book series and dissertations covering literature, languages, linguistics and folklore. Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA).

SAGE Complete A-Z List
Peer-reviewed journals in Communication & Media Studies, Education, Nursing & Public Health, Psychology, Sociology published by SAGE and participating societies.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for academic research including journal articles, books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and other scholarly material.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences
Provides online full-text access to the archives of more than 1300 scholarly journals, some of which date from the 19th century. JSTOR does not include recently published articles. Due to publisher restrictions, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the issues available in JSTOR.

Academic Search Premier 
A multi-disciplinary database that provides citations and full-text for articles published in nearly 4,500 journals, .

A complete listing of the WOU databases, with descriptions.

Off-campus access to databases

APA Citation Help

The APA Style Aid provides formatting, in-text citation and reference page assistance.

The APA In-Text Guidelines and Examples provides short video demonstratons of the APA In-Text Ciation Rules  

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) -- APA Formating and Style Guide

Additional Resources

ASL Videobook: REEP--Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantiative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods 

Deaf Studies Digital Journal 
The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is a peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to advancing the cultural, creative and critical output of work in and about signed languages and their communities. Unlike other journals,Deaf Studies Digital Journal is a multilingual publication featuring work in American Sign Language and English, as well as other international signed and written languages.