L2 learning as social practice: Conversation-analytic perspectives

    Pallotti, Gabriele, & Wagner, Johannes (Eds.)

    Pallotti, G., Wagner, J., & National Foreign Language Resource Center (University of Hawaii at Manoa). (2011). L2 learning as social practice: Conversation-analytic perspectives. Honolulu, Hawaii: National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii at Mānoa.


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    This volume collects empirical studies applying Conversation Analysis to situations where second, third and other additional languages are used. A number of different aspects are considered, including how linguistic systems develop over time through social interaction, how participants ‘do’ language learning and teaching in classroom and everyday settings, how they select languages and manage identities in multilingual contexts and how the linguistic-interactional divide can be bridged with studies combining Conversation Analysis and Functional Linguistics. This variety of issues and approaches clearly shows the fruitfulness of a socio-interactional perspective on second language learning. PRAGMATICS & INTERACTION, a refereed series sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i National Foreign Language Resource Center, publishes research on topics in pragmatics and discourse as social interaction from a wide variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. P&I particularly welcomes studies on languages spoken in the Asian-Pacific region.


    Gabriele Kasper

    1 L2 Learning as Social Practice:
    Conversation-Analytic Perspectives
    Gabriele Pallotti & Johannes Wagner

    2 A Longitudinal Microanalysis of a Second Language
    Learner’s Participation
    Hanh thi Nguyen

    3 Engaging in Another Person’s Telling as a Recipient in
    L2 Japanese: Development of Interactional Competence
    During One-Year Study Abroad
    Midori Ishida

    4 Expanded Responses of English-Speaking Korean
    Heritage Speakers During Oral Interviews
    Seung-Hee Lee, Jae-Eun Park, & Sung-Ock Sohn

    5 Talk, Body, and Material Objects as Coordinated Interactional
    Resources in Repair Activities in One-on-One ESL Tutoring
    Mi-Suk Seo

    6 Doing Word Explanation in Interaction
    Kristian Mortensen 

    7 Choral Practice Patterns in the Language Classrooms
    Keiko Ikeda & Sungbae Ko

    8 Language Learning Activities in Real-Life Situations:
    Insisting on TCU Completion in Second Language Talk
    Guðrún Theodórsdóttir 

    9 Language Choice and Participation:
    Two Practices for Switching Languages in Institutional Interaction
    Maurice Nevile & Johannes Wagner 211

    10 Employing Multilingualism for Doing Identity Work and Generating
    Laughter in Business Meetings: A Case Study
    Monika Vöge

    11 Italian Learner Varieties and Syntax-in-Interaction
    Michela Biazzi 

    12 The L2 Inventory in Action:
    Conversation Analysis and Usage-Based Linguistics in SLA
    Søren Wind Eskildsen