Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning

Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning

Author: James P. Lantolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194421600

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 296

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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 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.
Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: James P. Lantolf
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
Cognitive Linguistics and Sociocultural Theory
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Kyoko Masuda, Carlee Arnett, Angela Labarca
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-16 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

By integrating cognitive linguistics and sociocultural theories, this groundbreaking book presents empirical studies on selected grammatical and semantic aspects that are challenging for second/foreign language learners. Through in-depth studies exploring eight different languages, this book offers insights generated through the synergy between cognitive linguistics and sociocultural theories that can be
Disinventing and Reconstituting Languages
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: Sinfree Makoni, Alastair Pennycook
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

This book questions assumptions about the nature of language. Looking at diverse contexts from sign languages in Indonesia to literacy practices in Brazil, the authors argue that unless we change and reconstitute the ways in which languages are taught and conceptualized, language studies will not be able to improve the
A Philosophy of Second Language Acquisition
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Marysia Johnson
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

divdivHow does a person learn a second language? In this provocative book, Marysia Johnson proposes a new model of second language acquisition (SLA)—a model that shifts the focus from language competence (the ability to pass a language exam) to language performance (using language competently in real-life contexts). Johnson argues that
Cognitive Linguistics and Japanese Pedagogy
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Kyoko Masuda
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-19 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This volume, grounded on usage-based models of language, is an edited collection of empirical research examining how cognitive linguistics can advance Japanese pedagogy. Each chapter presents an acquisition or classroom study which focuses on challenging features and leads instructors and researchers into new realms of analysis by showing innovative views