Talip Gonulal

Talip Gonulal
Erzincan University · English Language Teaching

PhD in Applied Linguistics Michigan State University

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Introduction
I am an associate professor of applied linguistics and the Chair of the English Language Teaching program at Erzincan University, Turkey. My research interests center around quantitative research methods, statistical literacy, technology-enhanced language teaching and learning, and classroom humor.
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - May 2021
Erzincan University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2015 - May 2016
University of Maryland, College Park
Position
  • Instructor
May 2015 - August 2016
American Councils for International Education
Position
  • Foreign Language Expert
Education
September 2012 - August 2016
Michigan State University
Field of study
  • Second Language Studies
September 2010 - June 2012
The Ohio State University
Field of study
  • Foreign and Second Language Education
August 2005 - June 2009
Hacettepe University
Field of study
  • English Language Teaching

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Publications (22)
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The beneficial role of collaborative dialogue in second language (L2) writing has been established, with considerable research investigating the role that collaborative writing tasks play in facilitating language learning by promoting language-related episodes (LREs). However, when compared to that of commonly taught languages, research investigati...
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Intelligent personal assistants (IPAs), which are voice-activated agents enabling human–computer interaction, have recently been reported to be pedagogically useful agents in language learning. IPAs use various forms of humor to better communicate with users and to compensate for any performance limitations. In order to understand the IPAs’ sense o...
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The present study investigated the potential of podcasting and vodcasting technology in promoting extensive listening and improving overall L2 listening skills. Forty-nine college-level EFL students took part in this year-long study. Data, coming from listening log assignments, listening progress tests, proficiency tests and a listening log questio...
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Despite the prevalence of quantitative approaches in applied linguistics (AL) and second language acquisition (SLA) research (Gass, 2009), evidence indicates a need for improvement in analyzing and reporting SLA data (e.g., Larson-Hall & Plonsky, 2015). However, to improve quantitative research, researchers must possess the statistical knowledge ne...
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The present study sought to explore how English language learners (ELLs) used Instagram, a popular social networking site, for language learning purposes and to reveal their attitudes towards and experiences in using it as a mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) tool. Special interest was also placed on whether there were any distinct ELL profil...
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Missing data are one of the frequently encountered problems in quantitative research. When neglected or handled improperly, this problem can have adverse impact on research results. However, the issue of missing data in quantitative second language (L2) research has largely been ignored when compared to the other sister disciplines such as educatio...
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In light of increasing interest in mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) and recent calls for more replication studies in second language research, the present study aimed to develop and validate an attitudinal instrument to measure language learners' attitudes towards MALL. In doing so, the present study partially and conceptually replicated Va...
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The present study investigated second language acquisition (SLA) doctoral students' statistical training and knowledge of statistics. One hundred and twenty SLA doctoral students in North America took a comprehensive statistics survey, and 16 of them participated in follow-up interviews. The results showed that doctoral students were well trained i...
Research Proposal
The beneficial role of collaborative dialogue in second language (L2) writing has been established (e.g. Dobao 2012; Shehadeh 2011; Storch 2005; Storch and Wigglesworth 2007; Swain 2006), with considerable research investigating the role that collaborative writing tasks play in facilitating language learning by promoting language-related episodes (...
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Humor is probably one of the few features applicable to virtually all people in the world, but the perception and appreciation of humor can be circumstantial and culture-dependent. Although the potential role of humor in language classrooms has been the topic of research over the last years, limited research has been conducted on cross-cultural var...
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An overview of the missing data issue in L2 research
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Studies on humour have indicated that humour has a lot to offer to both language teachers and learners. Creating a positive classroom environment and lowering affective barriers to language learning are among the several effects of humour. However, the appreciation of humour can be culture-specific and context-dependent. For example, greater values...
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The use of statistics in second language acquisition (SLA) research has increased over the past 30-40 years and continues to increase in both complexity and sophistication (Gass, 2009; Loewen & Gass, 2009). The increased use of statistical procedures has drawn attention to the current state of statistical literacy among second language (L2) researc...
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Scaffolding as a metaphor in teaching and learning describes the adaptive and temporary support provided by a more competent person (e.g., teacher or adult) to a less competent person (e.g., student or child). Scaffolding, with its link to Vygotskian sociocultural theory, has been popularized and applied to a number of education realms. In particul...
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Statistics play an important role in analyzing data in applied linguistics research. Given the increase over time in the field’s reliance on quantitative analysis (Brown, 2004;Gass, 2009), statistical literacy is critical for both producers and consumers of L2 research. Although there has been some investigation into statistical literacy among appl...
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In this study we investigate which aspects of Turkish pose particular challenges for English-speaking learners. The data are from a large pool of university LCTL learners who responded to five pre-recorded speaking prompts. They audio-recorded their speech twice a semester for up to three consecutive semesters using a virtual interview assessment t...
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Research synthesis and meta‐analysis provide a pathway to bring together findings in a given domain with greater systematicity, objectivity, and transparency than traditional reviews. The same techniques and corresponding benefits can be and have been applied to examine methodological practices in second language (L2) research (e.g., Plonsky, ). In...
Conference Paper
The effective role of interaction in second language acquisition has been well-established (Gass & Mackey, 2005; Mackey & Goo, 2007) in that a great body of research examined the role that characteristics of interaction –negotiation of meaning, corrective feedback and language related episodes (LREs)– play in the acquisition process. In particular,...

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Projects (3)
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The acquisition of Turkish as a second/foreign language is an under-researched area, which deserves more attention and deeper investigation. This project aims to shed light on various aspects of Turkish language learning and teaching.
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The purpose of this project is to develop and validate a psychometrically sound attitudinal questionnaire to measure language learners’ attitudes toward MALL.
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Missing data occur in almost any research we conduct, but a more important point is whether and how we should deal with missing data. Most commonly, researchers simply ignore the missingness or use the classic methods of listwise deletion or mean substitution. However, in many cases neither of these produces good results. The two important steps in missing data management are to determine the type and amount of missing data. In particular, the type of the missingness allows us to determine how to handle the missing data. However, there are limited discipline-specific sources on handling missing data in the fields of SLA and AL. Hopefully, this project is going to provide a picture of the current practices for missing data management in L2 research.