Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse
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This book offers a close investigation of interactional practices in L2 classrooms, and provides a deeper appreciation of the processes involved in the co-construction of understanding and knowledge in settings for instructed language learning. Using Conversation Analysis, and referring to epistemic, multimodal, and multilingual resources, Olcay Sert closely examines the verbal and nonverbal features of teacher-student interaction; for example, gaze, gestures and orientations to classroom artefacts. With an emphasis on the multimodal and multilingual resources, this is one of the first studies to comprehensively address these issues in L2 classrooms with a clear theoretical and practical underpinning, and is an essential study for researchers and postgraduate students in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Studies in Social Interaction publishes research monographs that place social interaction at the centre of discussion.
Each volume presents a clear overview of the work which has been done in a particular context, provides examples of how data can be approached and used to uncover social-interaction themes and issues, and explores how research in social interaction can feed into better understanding of professional practices and develop new research agendas.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 321g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748692649
  • 9780748692644
  • 1,015,603

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"Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse is a meticulous and well-written book that provides rigorous empirical analysis of important moments in the L2 English classroom, including the co-construction of understanding, interactional troubles and their resolution, and the microgenesis of L2 (classroom) interactional competence. It is an important contribution to the field of applied linguistics because it consolidates ideas in conversation analysis in order to make recommendations for L2 pedagogy that are both well-warranted, deriving as they do from a robust empirical record, and exceptionally practical." -- American Association for Applied Linguistics Book Award Committee




"By combining research and practice, this book is a comprehensive resource for
in-service L2 teacher development projects and L2 language teacher education
programs. Teacher educators could adopt examples and transcripts of excerpts
along with visual phenomena from the book for analysis, discussion, and
reflection with pre-service teachers to enable understanding of L2 learning in
various contexts. The discussion of research ethics in Chapter 9, the detailed
analyses in Chapters 4-6, and the CA orientation, make this book invaluable for
qualitative research, CA, and/ or SLA courses." -- The Linguist List
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About Olcay Sert

Olcay Sert is assistant professor of Applied Linguistics at Hacettepe University and is the director of the HUMAN (Hacettepe University Micro-Analysis Network) Research Centre. His main research approach is Conversation Analysis and deals primarily with classroom discourse, interactional competence, and language teacher education.
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