Conversation Analysis

Conversation Analysis

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Author: Numa Markee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135692322

Category: Education

Page: 211

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Conversation analysis is a methodology that originated over three decades ago as a sociolinguistic approach but has since been adopted by scholars in a variety of other areas, including applied linguistics and communication. It is of great utility in second language acquisition research for its demonstrations of how micro-moments of socially distributed cognition instantiated in conversational behavior contribute to observable changes in the participants' states of knowing and using a new language. This volume describes the methodology in detail, discusses its relevance for current theories of SLA, and uses two extended examples of conversational analysis to show how learners succeed or fail at the job of learning the meaning of a word or phrase in conversational context. This book is one of several in LEA's Second Language Acquisition Research Series dealing with specific data collection methods or instruments. Each of these monographs addresses the kinds of research questions for which the method/instrument is best suited, its underlying assumptions, a characterization of the method/instrument and extended description of its use and problems associated with its use. For more information about these volumes, please visit LEA's Web site at www.erlbaum.com
Categories: Education

Gesture

Gesture

This book demonstrates the vital connection between language and gesture, and why it is critical for research on second language acquisition to take into account the full spectrum of communicative phenomena.

Author: Steven G. McCafferty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135269524

Category: Education

Page: 340

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This book demonstrates the vital connection between language and gesture, and why it is critical for research on second language acquisition to take into account the full spectrum of communicative phenomena. The study of gesture in applied linguistics is just beginning to come of age. This edited volume, the first of its kind, covers a broad range of concerns that are central to the field of SLA. The chapters focus on a variety of second-language contexts, including adult classroom and naturalistic learners, and represent learners from a variety of language and cultural backgrounds. Gesture: Second Language Acquisition and Classroom Research is organized in five sections: Part I, Gesture and its L2 Applications, provides both an overview of gesture studies and a review of the L2 gesture research. Part II, Gesture and Making Meaning in the L2, offers three studies that all take an explicitly sociocultural view of the role of gesture in SLA. Part III, Gesture and Communication in the L2, focuses on the use and comprehension of gesture as an aspect of communication. Part IV, Gesture and Linguistic Structure in the L2, addresses the relationship between gesture and the acquisition of linguistic features, and how gesture relates to proficiency. Part V, Gesture and the L2 Classroom, considers teachers’ gestures, students’ gestures, and how students’ interpret teachers’ gestures. Although there is a large body of research on gesture across a number of disciplines including anthropology, communications, psychology, sociology, and child development, to date there has been comparatively little investigation of gesture within applied linguistics. This volume provides readers unfamiliar with L2 gesture studies with a powerful new lens with which to view many aspects of language in use, language learning, and language teaching.
Categories: Education

A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS and R

A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS and R

Second Language Acquisition Research Series Susan M. Gass and Alison Mackey, Series Editors Monographs on ... Tasks (1997) Gass/Mackey Stimulated Recall Methodology in Second Language Research (2000) Markee Conversation Analysis (2000) ...

Author: Jenifer Larson-Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317688129

Category: Education

Page: 528

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A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS and R, Second Edition is the only text available that demonstrates how to use SPSS and R as specifically related to applied linguistics and SLA research. This new edition is up-to-date with the most recent version of the SPSS software and now also includes coverage of R, a software program increasingly used by researchers in this field. Supported by a number of pedagogical features, including tip boxes and practice activities, and a wealth of screenshots, this book takes readers through each step of performing and understanding statistical research, covering the most commonly used tests in second language research, including t-tests, correlation, and ANOVA. A robust accompanying website covers additional tests of interest to students and researchers, taking them step-by-step through carrying out these tests themselves. In this comprehensive and hands-on volume, Jenifer Larson-Hall equips readers with a thorough understanding and the practical skills necessary to conducting and interpreting statisical research effectively using SPSS and R, ideal for graduate students and researchers in SLA, social sciences, and applied lingustics. For more information and materials, please visit www.routledge.com/cw/larson-hall.
Categories: Education

Understanding Evaluating and Conducting Second Language Writing Research

Understanding  Evaluating  and Conducting Second Language Writing Research

Containing an array of focal studies and suggestions for further reading, this text is the ideal resource for students beginning to conduct L2 writing research as well as for more experienced researchers who wish to expand their approach to ...

Author: Charlene Polio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317600893

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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Understanding, Evaluating, and Conducting Second Language Writing Research speaks to the rapidly growing area of second language writing by providing a uniquely balanced approach to L2 writing research. While other books favor either a qualitative or quantitative approach to second language acquisition (SLA) research, this text is comprehensive in scope and does not privilege one approach over the other, illuminating the strengths of each and the ways in which they might complement each other. It also provides equal weight to the cognitive and socio-cultural approaches to SLA. Containing an array of focal studies and suggestions for further reading, this text is the ideal resource for students beginning to conduct L2 writing research as well as for more experienced researchers who wish to expand their approach to conducting research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Conversation Analytic Research on Learning in Action

Conversation Analytic Research on Learning in Action

This volume offers insights on language learning outside the classroom, or in the wild, where L2 users themselves are the driving force for language learning.

Author: John Hellermann

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030221652

Category: Education

Page: 275

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This volume offers insights on language learning outside the classroom, or in the wild, where L2 users themselves are the driving force for language learning. The chapters, by scholars from around the world, critically examine the concept of second language learning in the wild. The authors use innovative data collection methods (such as video and audio recordings collected by the participants during their interactions outside classrooms) and analytic methods from conversation analysis to provide a radically emic perspective on the data. Analytic claims are supported by evidence from how the participants in the interactions interpret one another’s language use and interactional conduct. This allows the authors to scrutinize the term wild showing what distinguishes L2 practices in our different datasets and how those practices differ from the L2 learner data documented in other more controlled settings, such as the classroom. We also show how our findings can feed back into the development of materials for classroom language instruction, and ultimately can support the implementation of usage-based L2 pedagogies. In sum, we uncover what it is about the language use in these contexts that facilitates developmental changes over time in L2-speakers' and their co-participants' interactional practices for language learning.
Categories: Education

Interlanguage Pragmatics

Interlanguage Pragmatics

Bringing conversational analysis into the study of second language pragmatics as an analytic paradigm, this volume addresses a difficult area for the interlanguage pragmatics research community - the balance between experimental method and ...

Author: Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317371380

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Bringing conversational analysis into the study of second language pragmatics as an analytic paradigm, this volume addresses a difficult area for the interlanguage pragmatics research community - the balance between experimental method and the use of conversational data. Institutional talk provides authentic and consequential talk.
Categories: Education

Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research

Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research

Second Language Acquisition Research Theoretical and Methodological Issues Susan M. Gass,Jacquelyn Schachter, ... Stimulated Recall Methodology in Second Language Research (2000) Markee • Conversation Analysis (2000) Dörnyei ...

Author: Susan M. Gass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136791772

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This timely reference guide is specifically directed toward the needs of second language researchers, who can expect to gain a clearer understanding of which techniques may be most appropriate and fruitful in given research domains. Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research is a perfect companion to the same author team’s bestselling Second Language Research: Methodology and Design. It is an indispensable text for graduate or advanced-level undergraduate students who are beginning research projects in the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL as well as a comprehensive reference for more seasoned researchers.
Categories: Education

Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research

Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research

Second Language Acquisition Research Series Susan M. Gass and Alison Mackey, Series Editors Monographs on ... Tasks (1997) Gass/Mackey Stimulated Recall Methodology in Second Language Research (2000) Markee Conversation Analysis (2000) ...

Author: Peter I. De Costa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317812111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research explores how ethical issues are negotiated in different areas of language research, illustrating for graduate students in applied linguistics the ethical dilemmas they might encounter in the research methodology classroom and how they might be addressed. This volume serves to demystify the complex ethical decision-making process by its accounts of renowned researchers’ ethical practices as they transpired on the ground and how they negotiated externally imposed research codes. The collection investigates and records the research practices of prominent international applied linguists from a wide variety of subdisciplines, including discourse analysis, educational linguistics, heritage and minority education, language planning and policy, language and technology, literacy, second language acquisition, second and foreign language pedagogy, and sociolinguistics. By problematizing research practices that draw on a range of methodologies, Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research puts front and center the urgency to prepare the next generation of applied linguists with the tools and knowledge necessary to conduct ethical research in an increasingly globalized and networked world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Interactional Architecture of the Language Classroom

The Interactional Architecture of the Language Classroom

Winner of the MLA Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize 2005 This monograph provides a model of the organisation of L2 classroom interaction and a practical methodology for its analysis.

Author: Paul Seedhouse

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405120096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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Winner of the MLA Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize 2005 This monograph provides a model of the organisation of L2 classroom interaction and a practical methodology for its analysis. The main thesis is that there is a reflexive relationship between pedagogy and interaction in the L2 classroom; this relationship is the foundation of its context-free architecture. Explains the basic principles of Conversation Analysis and reviews the literature on L2 classroom interaction. Portrays the reflexive relationship between the pedagogical focus of the interaction and the organisation of turn-taking, sequence and repair. Describes the overall organisation of L2 classroom interaction and illustrates the use of the analytical methodology. Considers how Conversation Analysis can contribute to the research agendas of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Conversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes

Conversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes

The chapters in this collection are all written by CA practitioners with experience in the teaching of language for specific purposes and will appeal to researchers and students in applied linguistics and the social sciences, particularly ...

Author: Hugo Bowles

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039114697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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Research into the relationship between conversation analysis (CA) and different areas of applied linguistics is increasing rapidly. The aim of this volume is to show how conversation analysis can make a significant contribution to the teaching of spoken language for specific purposes (LSP) and to provide a firm foundation for future research and practice in this area. The first-ever collection in this area, the volume provides a theoretical and methodological framework for applying CA to LSP, as well as a series of illustrations of practical applications of CA in specific domains including interpreting, journalism, service encounters, academic discourse and the language classroom. The chapters in this collection are all written by CA practitioners with experience in the teaching of language for specific purposes and will appeal to researchers and students in applied linguistics and the social sciences, particularly those working in LSP teaching and teacher training.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines