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Fri Jun 18 2021

Books: Multimodal Participation and Engagement: Jacknick

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Date: 11-Jun-2021
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Subject: Multimodal Participation and Engagement: Jacknick
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Title: Multimodal Participation and Engagement
Subtitle: Social interaction in the Classroom
Series Title: Studies in Social Interaction
Published: 2021
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Author: Christine M. Jacknick
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474455213 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85 Comment: epub
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474455206 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85 Comment: PDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474455183 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85

Conceptualising learner participation as a multimodal phenomenon

*Features extracts from naturally occurring classroom interaction in L2 and non-L2 settings

*Defines key pedagogical concepts such as learner participation and learner engagement

*Video extracts clearly illustrate multimodal actions

Traditionally, teachers and researchers have looked for student participation in moments when teachers provide interactional space for it – this book takes a more holistic approach, examining how learners are participating (or not) throughout classroom interaction. It looks beyond turn-taking to consider participation as a multimodal phenomenon, including actions such as posture and gaze. It also expands the scope of classroom conversation analysis in three ways: 1) by focusing on student actions 2) by incorporating multimodal analysis, and 3) by examining both language learning contexts and non-L2 classrooms. In doing so the book uncovers how the identity of ‘being a student’ is enacted and provides implications for practice, teacher education and observation including emphasis on teacher interactional awareness and reflective practice.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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