Learners in Japanese Language Classrooms: Overt and Covert Participation
Publisher: Continuum | ISBN: 0826434290 | edition 2009 | PDF | 256 pages | 1,1 mb
This book offers an examination of the verbal participation of learners in Japanese as a Foreign Language classrooms. The verbal participation of learners in language classrooms offers a rich seam of data to the applied linguist. Overt and covert participation, when examined, can reveal both the structures of a classroom and elicit privileged information on participant's self-perceptions. This book examines the verbalparticipation of learners in Japanese as a Foreign Language classrooms . Verbal interactions with teachers and classmates and 'private' speech acts are examined in relation to the classroom context and also sociocultural factors such as the learner's motivation and the teacher's belief in their own methods.