Multiple Perspectives on Interaction: Second Language Research in Honor of Susan M. Gass

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This collection in honor of Susan M. Gass focuses on interaction in second language acquisition from multiple perspectives. It includes contributions from many international experts in the field of SLA, providing new insights, explanations, discussion, and suggestions for further research. This state of the art volume provides an enriching discussion of how the interaction research tradition is viewed in a wide range of different approaches to learning and teaching second languages. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Psycholinguistics of the Interaction Approachp. 11
A Variationist Perspective on the Interaction Approachp. 41
Languaging in Collaborative Writing: Creation of and Response to Expertisep. 58
Creating Pressure in Task Pedagogy: The Joint Roles of Field, Purpose, and Engagement within the Interaction Approachp. 90
Motivational Processing in Interactional Tasksp. 117
How Young is too Young? Investigating Negotiation of Meaning and Feedback in Children Aged Five to Seven Yearsp. 135
Interaction Research in Second/Foreign Language Classroomsp. 157
Recasts in Multiple Response Focus on Form Episodesp. 176
Revealing the Nature of SCMC Interactionp. 197
Interaction and Attention to Form in L2 Text-based Computer-mediated Communicationp. 226
Epilogue: Exploring the Intricacies of Interaction and Language Developmentp. 254
Indexp. 275
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