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Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."


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Title: A Philosophy of Second Language Acquisition
Author: Renée Jourdenais
Institution: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics
Abstract: Johnson states "the purpose of this book is twofold…to introduce the reader to Lev Vygotsky's sociocultural theory (SCT) and Mikhail Bakhtin's literary theory…. Second, … to
discuss the existing cognitive bias in SLA theory and research" (p. 1). To this end, the book is divided into two parts: Part 1, which focuses on a review of traditional cognitive approaches to SLA research, and Part 2, which focuses on a more sociocultural perspective, reviewing the theories of Vygotsky and Bakhtin and culminating in Johnson's
proposal for a dialogic approach to SLA research.

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This article appears IN Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 27, Issue 4.

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