Oxford Applied Linguistics: Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning

Paperback | April 1, 2000

EditorJames P. Lantolf

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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 ofproximal 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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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 ofproximal development; L1 mediation in the acqui...

James P. Lantolf is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages at Pennsylvania State University.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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James P. Lantolf: Introducing sociocultural theory1. Richard Donato: Sociocultural contributions to understanding the foreign and second language classroom2. Amy Snyder Ohta: Rethinking interaction in SLA: Developmentally appropriate assistance in the zone of proximal development and the acquisition of L2 grammar3. Regina Roebuck: Subjects speak out: How learners position themselves in a psycholinguistic task4. Merrill Swain: The output hypothesis and beyond: Mediating acquisition through collaborative dialogue5. Patricia N. Sullivan: Playfulness as mediation in communicative language teaching in a Vietnamese classroom6. Claire Kramsch: Social discursive constructions of self in L2 learning7. Aneta Pavlenko and James P. Lantolf: Second language learning as participation and the (re)construction of selves8. Deryn P. Verity: Side affects: The strategic development of professional satisfaction9. Steven G. McCafferty and Mohammed K. Ahmed: The appropriation of gestures of the abstract by L2 learners10. Steven L. Thorne: Second language acquisition theory and the truth(s) about relativity11. Leo van Lierbr /: From input to affordance: Social-interactive learning from an ecological perspectiveBibliographyIndex