Second Language Interaction in Diverse Educational Contexts

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Kim McDonough, Alison Mackey
John Benjamins Publishing, 2013 - Foreign Language Study - 318 pages
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This volume brings together empirical research that explores interaction in a wide range of educational settings. It includes work that takes a cognitive, brain-based approach to studying interaction, as well as studies that take a social, contextual perspective. Interaction is defined quite broadly, with many chapters focusing on oral interaction as is typical in the field, while other chapters report work that involves interaction between learners and technology. Several studies describe the linguistic and discourse features of interaction between learners and their interlocutors, but others demonstrate how interaction can serve other purposes, such as to inform placement decisions. The chapters in the book collectively illustrate the diversity of contemporary approaches to interaction research, investigating interactions with different interlocutors ( learner-learner, learner-teacher), in a variety of environments (classrooms, interactive testing environments, conversation groups) and through different modalities (oral and written, face-to-face and technology-mediated).
 

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Contents

1 Promoting attention to form through task repetition in a Korean EFL context
3
2 Languagerelated episodes during collaborative tasks
25
3 The impact of increasing task complexity on L2 pragmatic moves
45
4 Tasks and traditional practice activities in a foreign language context
71
5 Building explicit L2 Spanish knowledge through guided induction in group and class interaction
89
6 Classroom interaction and learning across time and space
109
Part II Interactions involving technology
127
Crossnational computermediated interaction
129
10 Preemptive feedback in CALL
189
11 Learner perceptions of clickers as a source of feedback in the classroom
209
Part III Interactions in other educational settings
225
12 International engineering graduate students interactional patterns on a paired speaking test
227
13 The effectiveness of interactive group orals for placement testing
247
14 Interaction in conversation groups The development of L2 conversational styles
269
15 Language production opportunities during wholegroup interaction in conversation group settings
293
Appendix Common European Framework of Reference CEFR for Languages
315

8 Using eye tracking as a measure of foreign language learners noticing of recasts
147
9 A corpus approach to studying structural convergence in taskbased Spanish L2 interactions
167

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