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

By Joan Kelly Hall

This quantity is the 1st to discover hyperlinks among the Russian linguist Mikhail Bakhtin's theoretical insights approximately language and useful issues with moment and overseas language studying and educating. positioned 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 figuring out of language as dynamic collections of cultural assets. in accordance with Bakhtin, the research of language is worried with the dialogue current among linguistic parts and the makes use of to which they're installed reaction to the stipulations of the instant. one of these view of language has major implications for present understandings of moment- and foreign-language learning.

The members draw on a few of Bakhtin's extra major innovations, akin to discussion, utterance, heteroglossia, voice, and addressivity to envision genuine international contexts of language studying. The chapters deal with a number contexts together with basic- and university-level English as a moment language and international language school rooms and grownup studying events outdoor the formal school room. The textual content is prepared in components. half I, "Contexts of Language studying and Teaching," includes seven chapters that file on investigations into particular contexts of language studying and educating. The chapters partially II, "Implications for idea 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 stories with an curiosity in moment and international language studying; for instructor educators; and for lecturers of languages from easy to school degrees. it's hugely suitable as a textual content for graduate-level classes in utilized linguistics and moment- and foreign-language schooling.

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