"I like the author's voice I hear--the presence I feel--as I read. The 'speaking personality' here cares very much about this work, about these students, about this teacher, about this classroom. He is genuinely interested in the interactions that occur in this community and how Bakhtin's notions of voice illuminate these. He's excited, engaged, and I am too.
"This study makes a major contribution to two areas of current interest in language education: (1) the social nature of text construction (oral and written), and (2) the potential of Bakhtin's insights for a reconsideration of classroom language events (the possibility of looking at classroom language events through a new and promising lens). The study is both insightful/creative and rigorous/disciplined. Insightfulness is the hallmark of this work." -- Judith Lindfors, University of Texas at Austin.