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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."



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Dissertation Information


Title: Teachers' Reactions to Foreign Language Learner Output Add Dissertation
Author: Leticia Vicente-Rasoamalala Update Dissertation
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Homepage: http://www.upf.edu/dtf/recerca/allencam/grup/mem/vicente.htm
Institution: Universitat de Barcelona, Section of General Linguistics
Completed in: 2009
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics;
Subject Language(s): English
French
Spanish
Director(s): Carmen PĂ©rez-Vidal

Abstract: The general objective of the dissertation is to develop a better
understanding of one recurrent practice in formal FL instruction: how
teachers react to FL learner output in classroom oral interactions. To this
end, the formal features and phenomena involved in Teacher Reaction
Episodes (TREs) are addressed. 'Teacher reactions' refer to any
instructional strategies that handle learner oral productions. In
traditional SLA research, this teacher practice has been conceptually
examined under the rubric of 'corrective feedback'.This thesis covers
multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches related to
TREs. Video data collected from a case study of two Senegalese
international schools illustrate the differential effects of teacher
reactions on FL learner uptake. Through corpus-based evidence from three
immersion settings, an attempt is made to discover conditions and means for
felicitous TREs in acquisitional terms. Learners receiving metalinguistic
feedback appear to generate more uptake than those receiving recasts.