Vygotskian Approaches to Second Language Research

Vygotskian Approaches to Second Language Research

by James P. Lantolf, Gabriela Appel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567500250

ISBN-13: 9781567500257

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In many ways, this edited volume can be read as a showcase for the state of affairs in SLA research. It exemplifies what makes current SLA work so energetic and vibrant, topically and methodologically innovative, insightful in its results, and intellectually and episteologically expansive in its implications and significance beyond second language acquisition. -

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In many ways, this edited volume can be read as a showcase for the state of affairs in SLA research. It exemplifies what makes current SLA work so energetic and vibrant, topically and methodologically innovative, insightful in its results, and intellectually and episteologically expansive in its implications and significance beyond second language acquisition. - Applied Linguistics This text brings together the work of scholars attempting to extend Vygotsky's theory to second language research. The papers included, are organized according to three of the major topics of interest in Vygotskian research: zone of proximal development, inner and private speech, and activity theory. All of the papers report on the results of empirical research carried on in these three areas. Readers will recognize the potential sociocultural theory and research has for developing a fuller understanding of L2 learning and use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567500257
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Second Language Learning Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Theoretical Framework: An Introduction to Vygotskian Perspectives on Second Language Research, James P. Lantolf and Gabriela Appel

PART I: Zone of Proximal Development

PART II: Inner Speech

PART III: Activity Theory

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