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Hall, Joan Kelly – Modern Language Journal, 2019
A key insight of a transdisciplinary perspective on second language acquisition (SLA) as articulated by the Douglas Fir Group (2016) is its usage-based understanding of language. Evidence on the fundamental role that usage plays in shaping individual language knowledge is no doubt compelling. However, while the force of social interaction in…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Knowledge Level
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Hall, Joan Kelly – Modern Language Journal, 2007
Correction and repair as components of an instructional practice that facilitates learning have figured prominently in research on classroom-based second and foreign language learning. Recent studies incorporating a conversation analytic (CA) perspective on second language acquisition (SLA) have also focused on repair and correction. From a CA…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Classroom Communication, Language Acquisition
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Kim, Daejin; Hall, Joan Kelly – Modern Language Journal, 2002
Investigated the connection between Korean children's participation in an interactive book reading program and their development of pragmatic competence in English. Found that participation led to significant changes over a 4-month period in the mean number of words, utterances, and talk management features as measured by the changes in children's…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Pragmatics
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Hall, Joan Kelly – Modern Language Journal, 1997
In a response to the preceding article, this one overviews an alternative approach to the study of second language acquisition (SLA). The article attempts to clear a pathway into other disciplines whose premises and empirical findings may help SLA researchers to reconfigure theoretical and pedagogical concerns with language and learning. (22…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cognitive Processes, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Research
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Ramirez, Arnulfo G.; Hall, Joan Kelly – Modern Language Journal, 1990
Analysis of the cultural content of Spanish textbooks used in New York secondary schools revealed that the majority of Spanish-speaking countries and Spanish-speaking groups within the United States were underrepresented. Photographs and references tended to depict the middle and upper classes, and few references were made to poverty,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Hispanic Americans, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education