Kasper-Locating cognition in second language interaction and learning (2009)

Gabriele Kasper elaborates on the use of conversation analysis (CA) in L2 learning in her article. This was actually not my favorite article we have reviewed this semester, but maybe that is because I could not understand a lot of her assumptions. Maybe I am just not well-read enough in the field to fully understand . . . → Read More: Kasper-Locating cognition in second language interaction and learning (2009)

Kasper (2009) Locating cognition

It was interesting to learn how CA started from sociology and how discourse analysis started from psychology. I can definitely see how such an origin would make for two very different practices, which I have been confused with which is which (including in this class). This also had me thinking that I really picked a . . . → Read More: Kasper (2009) Locating cognition

Kasper, G. (2009)

Overall, the content of the article was informative for me, but nothing in particular caught my attention especially. I thought each of the different approach is described very smoothly and the explanation was easy to understand. The analysis that was organized in the article was a new style research for me, and this is my . . . → Read More: Kasper, G. (2009)

Davis et.al (2005)

I am impressed by this article that has given me an explanation through a SHALL project to understand more about language diversity in Hawaii. Also, looking at how researchers and teachers worked hand in hand developing curriculum and activities to teach students on how to appreciate the difference and make them aware of the richness . . . → Read More: Davis et.al (2005)

Zheng et. al (2009), Negotiation for Action

Case studies of two partnerships in a study involving ‘Quest Atlantis’ (that our class previously reviewed in the 2009 article titled “Attitude and Self-Efficacy for Change”) were analyzed from a sociocultural perspective. As we learned before, the study strongly supported the effectiveness of the internet as a media to provide L2 input for non-native speakers . . . → Read More: Zheng et. al (2009), Negotiation for Action

Zheng, et al(2009)

This ethnography study has been thoroughly narraowed down to analyziation of Negotiation for Action occured between four NES and NNES in both China and U.S. The researchers’ assumption that language acqusition can be occured within the interation of the leraner and the immediate enationment has been supported by several sets of discourse analysis. . . . → Read More: Zheng, et al(2009)

Zheng et al.(2009)

Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined as any communicative transaction that occurs through the use of two or more networked computers. While the term has traditionally referred to those communications that occur via computer-mediated formats (e.g., instant messages, e-mails, chat rooms), it has also been applied to other forms of text-based interaction such as text messaging. . . . → Read More: Zheng et al.(2009)

Zheng, et al. (2009), Negotiation for Action

Zheng, et al (2009) article is somewhat a continuation of the Quest Atlantis article earlier in the semester. The first article, using QA, looked at how non-native English students’ self-efficacy towards communicating in the target language changed after participating in the game-like virtual world, working with native speakers to complete tasks using the TL. The . . . → Read More: Zheng, et al. (2009), Negotiation for Action

Zheng, D., Young, M.F., Wagner, M.M., & Brewer, R. A. (2009)

This article was very similar to the one we read earlier in the semester (Zheng, et al. 2009), and I am assuming this was a continuous type study rather than replicated study.

I don’t remember if the last article had the information from Clinton (2006), cited in this article. I found it interesting that playing . . . → Read More: Zheng, D., Young, M.F., Wagner, M.M., & Brewer, R. A. (2009)

Zheng et al. (2009)

Negotiation for Action

This article complements the other Zheng et al. article we read a couple months ago where we discussed about the program Quest Atlantis and its technological benefits to improve English language acquisition for Chinese non-native speakers of English. The background of this article focuses on more of the sociocultural and ecological psychological . . . → Read More: Zheng et al. (2009)