Language Acquisition And Language Socialization / Edition 1by Claire Kramsch
‘This is an outstanding collection of papers by top scholars in a range of disciplines who shed stimulating, complementary insights into the social, cognitive and semiotic frameworks that shape both the acquisition of language, and the constitution of social actors through that process. The intentionally loose ecological framing of the volume provides an… See more details below
‘This is an outstanding collection of papers by top scholars in a range of disciplines who shed stimulating, complementary insights into the social, cognitive and semiotic frameworks that shape both the acquisition of language, and the constitution of social actors through that process. The intentionally loose ecological framing of the volume provides an arena within which a range of perspectives, all united by their opposition to a mechanistic view of language acquisition, can enter into dialogue with each other. This is a most stimulating collection, with a range of insightful investigations of settings as diverse as an autistic child learning to interact with others on the playing field, professional gate-keeping encounters, and foreign language classrooms.’
Professor Charles Goodwin, University of California at Los Angeles
The book brings together well-known scholars in two relatively distinct fields, language acquisition and language socialization, and from a variety of orientations within applied linguistics to describe language development from a relational perspective.
The papers in this volume are a response to three main questions: 1) What conceptual models best capture the ecological nature of language learning? 2) What research approaches are best likely to illuminate the relationship between language and social structure? 3) How is educational success defined for language acquisition and language socialization?
Table of Contents
Introduction: How Can We Tell the Dancer from the Dance? Claire KramschPart I: Language Development as Spatial and Temporal Positioning1. Language Acquisition and Language Use from a Chaos/Complexity Perspective, Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan2. Modelling the Acquisition of Speech in a 'Multilingual' Society: An Ecological Approach, Jonathan Leather, University of Amsterdam3. Language Development and Identity: Multiple Timescales in the Social Ecology of Learning, Jay L. Lemke, City University of New YorkCommentaries to Part IPart II: Language Development as Mediated, Social Semiotic Activity4. Becoming a Speaker of Culture, Elinor Ochs, UCLA5. Cross-cultural Learning and Other Catastrophes, Ron Scollon, Georgetown University6. An Ecological-semiotic Perspective on Language and Linguistics, Leo van Lier, Monterey Institute of International StudiesCommentaries to Part IIPart III: Discourse Alignments and Trajectories in Institutional Settings7. 'I'd Rather Switch than Fight': An Activity Theoretic Study of Power, Success and Failure in a Foreign Language Classroom, James P. Lantolf, The Pennsylvania State University and Patricia B. Genung, The United States Military Academy8. Discoursal, Misalignments in Professional Gatekeeping Encounters, Srikant Sarangi, Cardiff University and Celia Roberts, Thames Valley UniversityCommentaries to Part IIIPart IV: Interaction Rituals in Language Acquisition and Use9. Ritual, Face and Play in a First English Lesson: Bootstrapping a Classroom Culture, Jet van Dam, University of Amsterdam10. Negotiating the Paradoxes of Spontaneous Talk in Advanced L2 Classes, Anne Bannink, University of AmsterdamCommentaries to Part IV
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