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Name: Richard  F Young
Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
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Homepage: http://www.wisc.edu/english/rfyoung
State and/or Country: WI
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications: 'Variation in Interlanguage Morphology' (Peter Lang, 1991)
'Talking and Testing: Discourse Approaches to the Assessment of Oral Proficiency' (Benjamins, 1998)
'Language and Interaction: An Advanced Resource Book' (Routledge, 2008)
'Discursive Practice in Language Learning and Teaching' (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Talking and Testing: Discourse Approaches to the Assessment of Oral Proficiency
 Language and Interaction
 Discursive Practice in Language Learning and Teaching
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language and Interaction
 Discursive Practice in Language Learning and Teaching
Courses Taught: Introduction to Second Language Acquisition;
Research in Second Language Acquisition;
Cross-cultural Pragmatics;
World Englishes;
Interactional Competence;
English in Society
Dissertation Director * of: Noun Combination in Interlanguage
(Christiane Bongartz, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Variation in Interlanguage Morphology: (s) Plural-marking in the speech of Chinese learners of English
Dissertation Director * of: Information Highlighting and the Use of Focusing Devices in Advanced German Learner English: A study of the syntax-pragmatics interface in second language acquisition
(Marcus Callies, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Learning as Changing Participation: Discourse Roles in ESL Writing Conferences
Identifying Units in Interaction: Reactive tokens in Korean and English conversations
Theorizing Affect in Foreign Language Learning: An analysis of one learner's responses to a communicative-based Portuguese course
English and Identity in Asia
Language Learning and Teaching as Discursive Practice

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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