Dialogue With Bakhtin on Second and Foreign Language Learning: New Perspectives

Dialogue With Bakhtin on Second and Foreign Language Learning: New Perspectives

Joan Kelly Hall


This quantity is the 1st to discover hyperlinks among the Russian linguist Mikhail Bakhtin's theoretical insights approximately language and useful matters with moment and international language studying and instructing. located inside of a robust conceptual framework and drawing from a wealthy empirical base, it displays contemporary scholarship in utilized linguistics that has started to maneuver clear of formalist perspectives of language as common, self sustaining linguistic platforms, and towards an knowing of language as dynamic collections of cultural assets. in line with Bakhtin, the examine of language is worried with the dialogue present among linguistic parts and the makes use of to which they're installed reaction to the stipulations of the instant. the sort of view of language has major implications for present understandings of moment- and foreign-language learning.

The participants draw on a few of Bakhtin's extra major strategies, similar to discussion, utterance, heteroglossia, voice, and addressivity to check actual global contexts of language studying. The chapters handle a number of contexts together with easy- and university-level English as a moment language and overseas language school rooms and grownup studying events open air the formal school room. The textual content is prepared in components. half I, "Contexts of Language studying and Teaching," includes seven chapters that document on investigations into particular contexts of language studying and instructing. The chapters partly II, "Implications for thought and Practice," current broader discussions on moment and overseas language studying utilizing Bakhtin's principles as a springboard for thinking.

This is a groundbreaking quantity for students in utilized linguistics, language schooling, and language reviews with an curiosity in moment and international language studying; for instructor educators; and for academics of languages from ordinary to school degrees. it truly is hugely appropriate as a textual content for graduate-level classes in utilized linguistics and moment- and foreign-language schooling.

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