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ERIC Number: EJ1130202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1855-9719
Constructing Meaning in Interaction through Picture Books
Lugossy, Réka
Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, v2 n3 p97-117 2012
This qualitative study describes and analyses young language learners' spontaneous comments while sharing picture books during EFL sessions. It also explores teachers' responses to learners' comments, and considers reasons teachers may choose to ignore children's talk in their first language (L1). Data were collected from young Hungarian learners (ages 5-12) and their teachers, through qualitative processes. The main findings give insights into the role of classroom talk in negotiating meaning in the foreign language and in developing literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hungary
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