Conversational Interaction in Second Language Acquisition

Conversational Interaction in Second Language Acquisition

A collection of empirical studies

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This edited collection of empirical studies provides insights into a wide variety of issues at the center of current research into the relationship between conversational interaction and second language learning outcomes.

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Key features

  • Examines the benefits of interactional feedback, discusses the source of the positive outcomes of recasts and negotiations.
  • Explores the relationship between learners' perceptions and learning.
  • Investigates individual differences such as working memory and gender, and considers both social and cognitive factors in interaction-driven development.

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This edited collection of empirical studies provides insights into a wide variety of issues at the center of current research into the relationship between conversational interaction and second language learning outcomes.

Contents

Introduction

Part 1 Participants and learning opportunities in interaction

1 Do second language learners benefit from interacting with each other?
Rebecca Adams
2 Interaction in the L2 classroom: does gender influence learning opportunities?
Lauren Ross-Feldman
3 Perceptions about interactional feedback: differences between heritage language learners and non-heritage language learners.
Susan M. Gass and Kim Lewis
4 Alphabetic print literacy and oral language processing in SLA
Elaine Tarone and Martha Bigelow
5 Modified output of Japanese EFL learners: variable effects of interlocutor versus feedback types
Masatoshi Sato and Roy Lyster
6 Riddles and puns in the ESL classroom: adults talk to learn
Agustina Tocalli-Beller and Merrill Swain
 

Part 2 Feedback, learner-internal processes, and perceptions in interaction

7 How effective are recasts? The role of attention, memory, and analytical ability
Pavel Trovimovich, Ahlem Ammar, and Elizabeth Gatbonton
8 Textually enhanced recasts, learner awareness, and L2 outcomes in synchronous computer-mediated interaction
Rebecca Sachs and Bo-Ram Suh
9 From CALL to face-to-face interaction: the effect of computer-delivered recasts and working memory on L2 development
Nuria Sagarra
10 Recasts, learners' interpretations, and L2 development
Takako Egi
11 Recasts in communicative EFL classes: do teacher intent and learner interpretation overlap?
Ji-Hyun Kim and ZhaoHong Han
 

Part 3 Interactional feedback and linguistic development

12 The effects of corrective feedback, language aptitude, and learner attitudes on the acquisition of English articles
Younghee Sheen
13 Interactional feedback and the emergence of simple past activity verbs in L2 English
Kim McDonough
14 The differential effects of corrective feedback on two grammatical structures
Rod Ellis
15 Measuring the effects of oral corrective feedback on L2 knowledge
Shawn Loewen and Toshiyo Nabei
16 Interaction-driven L2 learning: characterizing linguistic development
K. Seon Jeon
 

Epilogue

17 Interaction research in SLA: a meta-analysis and research synthesis
Alison Mackey and Jaemyung Goo