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Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning

ISBN-10: 0194421600

ISBN-13: 9780194421607

Edition: 2000

Authors: James P. Lantolf

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Description:

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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Book details

List price: $54.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introducing sociocultural theory
Sociocultural contributions to understanding the foreign and second language classroom
Rethinking interaction in SLA: Developmentally appropriate assistance in the zone of proximal development and the acquisition of L2 grammar
Subjects speak out: How learners position themselves in a psycholinguistic task
The output hypothesis and beyond: Mediating acquisition through collaborative dialogue
Playfulness as mediation in communicative language teaching in a Vietnamese classroom
Social discursive constructions of self in L2 learning
Second language learning as participation and the (re)construction of selves
Side affects: The strategic development of professional satisfaction
The appropriation of gestures of the abstract by L2 learners
Second language acquisition theory and the truth(s) about relativity
From input to affordance: Social-interactive learning from an ecological perspective
Bibliography
Index