Exploring the Interactional Instinct

Hardcover | December 19, 2013

EditorAnna Dina L. Joaquin, John H. Schumann

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The Interactional Instinct (Oxford University Press, 2009) argued that the ubiquitous acquisition of language by all normal children was the result of a biologically-based drive for infants and children to attach, bond, and affiliate with conspecifics in an attempt to become like them. Thisinstinct leads children to seek out verbal interaction with caregivers and allows them to become competent language speakers by about age 8. In Exploring the Interactional Instinct, scholars in applied linguistics expand the theory by examining interaction in second language acquisition; indifferent cultures and species; in observation without participation; in literacy; in schizophrenia; in relation to human physiological responses; and in relation to correlated perspectives on interaction. This book, like its predecessor, offers a radical view of language acquisition: language is not acquired as a result of a Language Acquisition Device in the brain, but is rather a cultural artifact universally acquired by all normal children.

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The Interactional Instinct (Oxford University Press, 2009) argued that the ubiquitous acquisition of language by all normal children was the result of a biologically-based drive for infants and children to attach, bond, and affiliate with conspecifics in an attempt to become like them. Thisinstinct leads children to seek out verbal int...

Anna Dina L. Joaquin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at California State University, Northridge. Her research interests include the neurobiological underpinnings of motivation and socialization of first and second language acquisition. John H. Schumann is a professor of applied linguistics and former chair of th...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199927006

ISBN - 13:9780199927005

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IntroductionJohn H. Schumann: A Unified Perspective of First and Second Language AcquisitionGail Fox Adams: Infant Attachment and Language Exposure Across CulturesAnna Dina L. Joaquin: Learning while Eavesdropping on the Social WorldAnna Dina L. Joaquin: Resonance in Dialogic InteractionBahiyyih Hardacre: Biological and Psychological Bases for Social Engagement Behaviors in Second Language AcquisitionJessica J. Roehrig: Theories of the Interactional Instinct and the Pedagogical Stance: An Integrated View of Cultural Knowledge, Interaction, and LanguageLaura Amador and Gail Fox Adams: Affiliative Behaviors that Increase Language-Learning Opportunities in Infant and Adult Classrooms: An Integrated PerspectiveEmre Guvendir: Interactional Instinct and its Connection to Instruction in Human LifeAndrea W. Mates: Leveraging the Interactional Instinct for LiteracyLisa Mikesell: An Impaired Interactional Instinct: Schizophrenia as a Case StudyJohn H. Schumann, Emre Guvendir, Anna Dina L. Joaquin: The Interactional Instinct and Related Perspectives