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LINGUIST List 21.4968

Wed Dec 08 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Language Acquisition: Tudini

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        1.     Jennifer Tighe , Online Second Language Acquisition: Tudini

Message 1: Online Second Language Acquisition: Tudini
Date: 04-Oct-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Online Second Language Acquisition: Tudini
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Title: Online Second Language Acquisition
Subtitle: Conversation Analysis of Online Chat
Published: 2010
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=132981&SearchType=Basic

Author: Vincenza Tudini
Electronic: ISBN: 9781441179265 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780826442406 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Abstract:

A book-length exploration of the role of online chat in supporting the
teaching and learning of foreign languages is well overdue. Tudini's new
book takes a Conversation Analysis approach, which is new to online Second
Language Acquisition. It provides observable, previously undocumented
insights into how native speakers and learners pursue the learning of
foreign language and culture during online text chat.

It looks at dyadic chat between native speakers and learners, with examples
drawn from a corpus featuring 133 learners and 584 native speakers of
Italian. This unique book contributes to our understanding of how
conversation in a foreign language unfolds between native speakers and
learners in an online social environment, rather than in the classroom.
It will be of interest to researchers in second language acquisition and
conversation analysis, as well as language teachers.

This book pushes research on computer-mediated language learning into new
directions. It argues that engaging in web-based chat with native speakers
provides opportunities for sustained language learning. Vicenza Tudini uses
Conversation Analysis techniques to present a detailed and well-argued
analysis which demonstrates where opportunities for learning are to be
found in chat and how such interactions contribute to learning. This book
is an important contribution both for those interested in the use of
technology in language education and for those who wish to use
microanalysis of interaction to understand processes of acquisition.
Tony Liddicoat, Professor in Applied Linguistics, University of South
Australia, Australia

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=50721


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