A study of the role of language input, interaction, and corrective feedback in second-language learning and Second Language Acquisition research. This book describes the processes involved in interaction-driven second language learning and presents a methodological framework for studying them.
It provides a comprehensive and up-to date survey of the work on language interaction that has emerged over the past two decades, while also reflecting the recent shift to an exploration of cognitive and social factors in evaluating how interaction works.
Provides a thorough overview of research in the field of language interaction (an area of growing interest within the field of SLA studies)
Makes suggestions for future areas and topics of research
Goes into more detail than the typical coverage of second language interaction in introductory courses, textbooks, handbooks, and linguistics encyclopaedias
Author is a leading researcher in the field, as well as being expert in second language acquisition research methodology