With this blog, my aim is to reach the readers of “Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse” in order to engage in academic dialogue based on the content of the book. I encourage the readers to post comments and questions on anything related to the book, from the methodology used to the analyses presented, so that we can all learn from each other. I will regularly post quotations based on the book , and I hope readers or anyone interested in this field will respond to these posts. I will also publish posts on any stuff related to the book or to L2 classroom interaction in general.
“Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse” is published by Edinburgh University Press and is a part of the “Studies in Social Interaction”series edited by Steve Walsh, Paul Seedhouse and Chris Jenks. The books in this series is distributed by Oxford University Press in USA and the North America.
From the back cover:
“Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse” offers a close investigation of interactional practices in L2 classrooms, and provides a deeper appreciation of the processes involved in the co-construction of understanding and knowledge in settings for instructed language learning.
Using Conversation Analysis, and referring to epistemic, multimodal, and multilingual resources, Olcay Sert explicates key interactional and pedagogical practices observed in language classrooms by closely examining the verbal and nonverbal features of teacher–student interaction; for example, gaze, gestures, and orientations to classroom artefacts.
With an emphasis on the multimodal and multilingual resources, this is one of the first studies to comprehensively address these issues in L2 classrooms with a clear theoretical and practical underpinning, and is an essential study for researchers and postgraduate students in TESOL and Applied Linguistics.