Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning
James P. Lantolf
OUP Oxford, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 296 pages
This book represents a major statement of the current research being conducted on the learning of second languages from a sociocultural perspective. The book is divided into a theoretical and an empirical part. Specific topics covered include: learning and teaching languages in the zone of proximal development; L1 mediation in the acquisition of L2 grammar; sociocultural theory as a theory of second language learning; gestural mediation in a second language; and constructing a self through a second language.
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This book is momentous for language learners because they need to know theoretical background about learning. In addition, teachers should assign this theory (Sociocultural theory ) to the students of higher level.
Hasan Ahmed Alrayah
Introducing sociocultural theory
Sociocultural contributions to understanding the foreign
How learners position themselves in
Playfulness as mediation in communicative language teaching
Social discursive constructions of self in L2 learning
Second language learning as participation and the reconstruction