Talking to Learn: Conversation in Second Language Acquisition
Richard R. Day
Newbury House, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 351 pages
Explores the role played by conversation in the teaching and acquisition of a second language.
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adult advanced learners analysis Arabic Brazil Brazilian Portuguese c-units catalog number clarification requests cognitive communication comprehensible input confirmation checks conversational tapes copula corrective feedback definite article discourse discussion dyads English errors ethnicity example experience female/female findings foreigner talk frequency gender grammatical hypothesis imperfect indicate inflections instruction interaction interlanguage interlocutor INX teachers Journal entry Krashen language learning LEP students lexical linguistic male/male markedness Merrill Swain native speakers negotiation of meaning Newbury House nonnative speakers noun percent phonological play Portuguese prepositions present problem produced psycholinguistic questions response role samples seatwork second language acquisition second language learners self-correction sentences significant situations small groups sociolinguistic speech strategies structure subjects subjunctive suggest syntactic Table task type teacher-fronted TESOL TF classes topic total number turn utterance variables Varonis verbs Week Yeah