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ERIC Number: EJ1126263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
L2 Academic Discourse Socialization through Oral Presentations: An Undergraduate Student's Learning Trajectory in Study Abroad
Kobayashi, Masaki
Canadian Modern Language Review, v72 n1 p95-121 Feb 2016
The present study provides an in-depth, longitudinal account of an undergraduate student's L2 discourse socialization in an academic exchange program in Canada. By invoking Rogoff's (1995) notion of participatory appropriation, this qualitative case study examined an L2 student's task-related strategies and performance as they evolved over time in a study-abroad context. Thus, it revealed the cumulative effects of her participation in the development of knowledge and skills required to accomplish her academic presentation tasks at an appropriate level of sophistication. Data, collected over an entire academic year, included audio-recorded observations, in-depth interviews, and relevant written products. The findings indicate that the focal student's academic discourse socialization was a dynamic, intertextual process of acting continuously on the challenges and opportunities that her previous experiences afforded her. Her participation was both guided by different co-participants and contingent upon the series of agentive choices that she made about her tasks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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