Never lonely again

Khar, Meenakshi (2017) Never lonely again. Language and Language Teaching, 6 (1). pp. 68-70. ISSN 2277-307X

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In Chapter 6, the author deals with the roles of participation and active reception in L2 development, with a focus on the classroom and pedagogical context. He highlights how and why communicative events need to be understood in terms of how participants use the resources (language, gestures and objects) at their disposal. The inadequacies of the traditional notions of speakers and hearers for understanding interactions are also highlighted. In Chapter 7, the relation between interactionism and L2 development in the context of dynamic assessment is explored. The mediational nature of interaction competence that is co-produced through a variety of tools forms the theme of Chapter 8. The theme addresses the issue of supporting interactions through new mediational means. In the ninth chapter, the author concludes by synthesizing and providing directions for further research and pedagogy. In this book, the theoretical, methodological and analytical discussions are directly linked to pedagogical implications in each chapter. It also provides relevant excerpts at various points that help readers to engage with the concept under discussion. The data sessions given at the end of the chapter are useful for practical engagement with the themes. Video clips of a few data sessions (Session Nos.: 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7) are available at https:// video

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Khar, Meenakshi
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Children's story, Squirrel, Chestnut, Story Grammar
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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