LINGUIST List 27.1211

Tue Mar 08 2016

Books: Face and Enactment of Identities in the L2 Classroom: Kidd

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Date: 07-Mar-2016
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Subject: Face and Enactment of Identities in the L2 Classroom: Kidd
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Title: Face and Enactment of Identities in the L2 Classroom
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2016
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Joshua Alexander Kidd
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783094998 Pages: 352 Price: U.K. £ 109.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783094998 Pages: 352 Price: U.S. $ 189.95

This book examines student identities as revealed through the pragmatics of face as observed in the context of English L2 classroom interaction between Japanese students and a native speaker teacher. Classroom recordings together with retrospective interviews reveal specific points during learning activities when the students’ and their teacher’s interpretations of classroom communication deviate from what was intended. This research study is a potent reminder that what students and teachers may consider as standard and conventionally acceptable language use and behaviour within the classroom context can differ dramatically according to social, cultural and individual frames of reference. The book outlines an innovative teacher professional development programme which encourages teachers to reflect on and, where desired, modify or discontinue existing pedagogic practices.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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