Language Learning And Teaching As Social Inter-Action / Edition 1

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This volume brings together contributions by leading researchers active in developing the social interactional and socio-cultural approaches to language learning and teaching. It provides not only an introduction to this important growth point, but also an overview of cutting edge research, covering a wide range of language learning and teaching contexts, European and non-European languages, and bilingual and multilingual practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230517004
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

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

PAUL SEEDHOUSE is Reader in 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Zhu Hau, P.Seedhouse, Li Wei & V.Cook
• 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.P.Doehler & G.Ziegler
• 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
• 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

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