Vygotskian approaches to second language research
"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.
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An Introduction to Vygotskian
Zone of Proximal Development
Linguistic Accommodation with LEP and LD Children
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Activity Theory adult analysis attempt behavior cabbage Cambridge child classroom cloze cognitive communication consciousness context differences discourse dyads effective learners egocentric speech English example experience external speech focus foreign language forms fossilized speakers Frawley and Lantolf French goal goat human individual ineffective language learners input instruction interac interaction interlanguage interlocutors interpersonal interview Intrapersonal communication Item Kendall's tau L2 inner speech language learning strategies Leont'ev linguistic low intermediates meaning mediation mental functions mental rehearsal mind motive native speakers Newbury House nonfossilized object object-regulation other-regulation participants past tense performance perspective private speech problem produced proficiency level Protocol psycholinguistic psychology questionnaire regulation responses role second language acquisition Second Language Research self-regulation semantic significant social sociocultural specific speech mechanism structure subjects substep targetlike teachers thought tion University Press Ushakova utterance verbal Vygotskian Vygotsky Vygotsky's Wertsch words Zhinkin