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ERIC Number: EJ1142082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Interaction Mindsets, Interactional Behaviors, and L2 Development: An Affective-Social-Cognitive Model
Sato, Masatoshi
Language Learning, v67 n2 p249-283 Jun 2017
This classroom-based study explored links among second language (L2) learners' interaction mindsets, interactional behaviors, and L2 development in the context of peer interaction. While peer interaction research has revealed that certain interactional behaviors (e.g., receiving corrective feedback and engaging in collaborative interaction) assist L2 learning, it is yet unknown why some learners exhibit these interactional behaviors or how learners' affective states impact their L2 development. The participants were two Grade 10 English as a foreign language classes in Chile (N = 53). Three data sets were collected: (a) interaction mindset data based on pretask interviews with focus groups from each class (n = 10); (b) interaction data pertaining to the communicative tasks of the focus groups; and (c) L2 development data from both classes consisting of oral and written production tests focusing on grammar and lexis. Results indicated that L2 development was mediated by learners' interaction mindsets, which in turn affected their interactional behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile
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