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LINGUIST List 22.258

Sat Jan 15 2011

Books: Applied Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Swain, Kinnear, Steinman

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        1.     Elinor Robertson , Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education: Swain, Kinnear, Steinman

Message 1: Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education: Swain, Kinnear, Steinman
Date: 10-Jan-2011
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education: Swain, Kinnear, Steinman
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Title: Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education
Subtitle: An Introduction through Narratives
Series Title: MM Textbooks
Published: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847693297

Author: Merrill Swain
Author: Penny Kinnear
Author: Linda Steinman
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847693303 Pages: 192 Price: U.S. $ 109.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847693303 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 69.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847693297 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 19.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847693297 Pages: 192 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Abstract:

In this accessible introduction to Vygotskyian sociocultural theory,
narratives illuminate key concepts of the theory. These key concepts,
addressed across seven chapters, include mediation; Zone of Proximal
Development; collaborative dialogue; private speech; everyday and
scientific concepts; the interrelatedness of cognition and emotion,
activity theory and assessment. An eighth chapter provides readers with an
opportunity to consider two additional narratives and apply the SCT
concepts that they have become familiar with. These narratives come from
individuals in a variety of languages, contexts, ages and proficiencies. We
hear from learners, teachers and researchers. Intended for graduate and
undergraduate audiences, this textbook includes controversies in the field,
questions for collaborative discussion and provides references to important
work in the literature of second language teaching, learning and research.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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