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Language Learning and Teaching as Social Inter-action
 
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Language Learning and Teaching as Social Inter-action
 
 
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31 Jul 2007
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This volume brings together contributions by some of the crucial people involved in developing the social interactional and socio-cultural approaches to language teaching and learning. They provide not only an introduction to this important growth point, but also an overview of cutting-edge research. A wide range of language learning and teaching contexts are covered, including TESOL, European and non-European languages , and bilingual and multilingual practices. The contributors aim to demonstrate the importance for second language learning and teaching of the social interactional and socio-cultural perspective, describe the implications of these perspectives for the practice of language teaching, including teacher education, and to outline interdiscilinary links between these approaches to language learning and others, such as the social constructivist approach.


Description

This volume brings together contributions by some of the crucial people involved in developing the social interactional and socio-cultural approaches to language teaching and learning. They provide not only an introduction to this important growth point, but also an overview of cutting-edge research. A wide range of language learning and teaching contexts are covered, including TESOL, European and non-European languages , and bilingual and multilingual practices. The contributors aim to demonstrate the importance for second language learning and teaching of the social interactional and socio-cultural perspective, describe the implications of these perspectives for the practice of language teaching, including teacher education, and to outline interdiscilinary links between these approaches to language learning and others, such as the social constructivist approach.


Contents

Introduction: Zhu Hau, P.Seedhouse, Li Wei & V.Cook
PART 1: INTERACTIONAL FOUNDATIONS
Interaction and Constructs; P.Seedhouse
Handling Sequentially Inapposite Responses; G.Kasper & Y.Kim
Invitation Talk; N.Markee
Bricolage in Turn Starts in L2 Talk; R.Gardner
Sequential organization in Immersion Classrooms; S.Pekarek Doehler & G.Ziegler
PART 2: IDENTITY AND SOCIAL ACTION
Socialising Second Language Acquisition; D.Block
Identity Repertories in Learner Narratives; V.Driagina & A.Pavlenko
Presentation of 'Self' in Application Letters; Zhu Hua
Identity Construction in Teacher Education; J.Miller
Context and L2 Users' Pragmatic Development; J-M.Dewaele
PART 3: MULTILINGUAL AND MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS
Bilingualism in Mainstream Primary Classrooms; J.Conteh
Social Interaction in Multilingual Classrooms; N.Shameem
Untutored Acquisition in Content Classrooms; J.Langman & R.Bayley
Learning Styles in Multilingual Classrooms; T.Young & I.Sachdev
Coda: Language Learning and Teaching as Discursive Practice; R.Young
Bibliography
Index


Authors

ZHU HUA is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. She is the author of Phonological Development in Specific Contexts, and co-editor, with Barbara Dodd, of Phonological Development Disorders in Children: A Multilingual Perspective.

PAUL SEEDHOUSE is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. His book The Interactional Architecture of the Language Classroom won the 2005 Kenneth Mildenberger Prize of the MLA. He has also co-edited, with Keith Richards, Applying Conversational Analysis.

LI WEI is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He is the author of Three Generations, Two Languages, One Family and among his many edited or co-edited books are: The Bilingualism Reader, Opportunities and Challenges of Bilingualism, Bilingualism: Beyond the Basic Principles, and The Handbook of Applied Linguistics, Volume 5 'Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication'. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Bilingualism.

VIVIAN COOK is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. He is mostly known for his work developing the idea of multicompetence and for his books on Chomsky and applications of second language research to language teaching. His most recent books include Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can't Anybody Spell? and Second Language Writing Systems.