Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning

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  • Copyright: 2004-05-11
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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In a series of studies specially written for this volume, Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning offers the applied linguist research on spoken interaction in second and foreign languages and provides insights as to how findings from each of these studies may inform language pedagogy. The volume offers an interweaving of discourse perspectives: speech acts, speech events, interactional analysis, pragmatics, and conversational analysis.

Author Biography

Diana Boxer is Professor and Chair of Linguistics at the University of Florida and author of several books.

Andrew D. Cohen is Professor in English as a Second Language Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and author of several books.

Table of Contents

Bio-statements vii
Part I: Theoretical Issues
1 Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning: A Conceptual Overview
Diana Boxer
2 Discourse Domains: The Cognitive Context of Speaking
Dan Douglas
Part II: Studying Spontaneous Spoken Discourse to Inform Second Language Learning
3 Conversation Analysis and the Nonnative English Speaking ESL Teacher: A Case Study
Anne Lazaraton
4 "Practicing Speaking" in Spanish: Lessons from a High School Foreign Language Classroom
Joan Kelly Hall
5 Repair of Teenagers' Spoken German in a Summer Immersion Program
Heidi Hamilton
6 Codeswitching Patterns and Developing Discourse Competence in L2
Helena Halmari
Part III: Studying Elicited Spoken Discourse to Inform Second Language Learning
7 Giving Directions as a Speech Behavior: A Cross-cultural Comparison of L1 and L2 Strategies
Carrie Taylor-Hamilton
8 English Constructions Used in Compensatory Strategies: Baseline Data for Communicative EFL Instruction
Koji Konishi and Elaine Tarone
9 The Organization of Turns in the Disagreements of L2 Learners: A Longitudinal Perspective
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig and Tom Salsbury
10 The Linguistic Encoding of Pragmatic Tone: Adverbials as Words that Work
Leslie M. Beebe and Hansun Zhang Waring
Part IV: Studying Spoken Discourse to Inform Second Language Assessment
11 Discourse Analysis and the Oral Interview: Competence or Performance?
Annie Brown
12 Difficulty and Practicality in Tests of Interlanguage Pragmatics
Carsten Roever
13 Assessing Speech Acts in a Second Language
Andrew D. Cohen
Index 328

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