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LINGUIST List 16.3089

Thu Oct 27 2005

Books: Applied Ling/Discourse Analysis: Gardner, Wagner

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        1.    Jennifer Lovel, Second Language Conversations: Gardner, Wagner (Eds)


Message 1: Second Language Conversations: Gardner, Wagner (Eds)
Date: 27-Oct-2005
From: Jennifer Lovel <jlovelcontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Second Language Conversations: Gardner, Wagner (Eds)


Title: Second Language Conversations
Series Title: Advances in Applied Linguistics
Published: 2005
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Editor: Rod Gardner
Editor: Johannes Wagner
Paperback: ISBN: 0826488005 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0826488005 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 25.00
Abstract:

"This collection is the first to consistently adopt Conversation Analysis
as an approach to second language interaction. By examining first and
second language speakers' participation in a wide range of activities, it
challenges the dominant view of 'nonnative speakers' as deficient
communicators. Proposing instead to understand second language users'
conversational participation as interactional achievement, the book makes a
powerful case for 'ethnomethodological respecification' in second language
research."

Professor Gabriele Kasper, University of Hawai'i

Conversations involving speakers whose first language is not the language
in which they are talking have become widespread in the globalized world.
Migration, increased travel for business or pleasure, as well as
communication through new technologies such as the internet make Second
Language Conversations an increasingly common everyday event.

In this book Conversation Analysis is used to explore natural, casual talk
between speakers in a second language. The contributors shift emphasis away
from controlled contexts such as the classroom towards more sociable
environments in which people go about their daily routines. English,
German, French, Japanese, Finnish and Danish are all analyzed as second
languages within a variety of professional, educational and sociable
situations.

This collection of essays aims to present naturally occurring Second
Language Conversations in order to show what speakers in these situations
do; how they utilize first language conversational practices, and whether
or not grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation help or hinder the
construction of meaning.

Rod Gardner is Senior Lecturer in the School of Linguistics, University of
New South Wales.

Johannes Wagner is Reader in the School of Language and Communication,
University of Southern Denmark.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): Danish (dan)
                            English (eng)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            French (fra)
                            German, Standard (deu)
                            Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17081


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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
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Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
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Springer http://www.springeronline.com

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Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
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