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ERIC Number: EJ824665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
Functions of Repetition in Learners' Private Speech in Japanese Language Classrooms
Yoshida, Reiko
Language Awareness, v17 n4 p289-306 2008
Studies investigating repetition in SL/FL learners' private speech have focused mainly on its cognitive and metacognitive functions. In the present study, the classroom observations, video-recordings of lessons, audio-recordings of six learners and two teachers and simulated recall interviews were conducted in Japanese language classes over two semesters. Repetition was found to have not only cognitive and metacognitive functions such as processing and monitoring, but also social and affective functions such as increasing learners' involvement and enjoyment. Repetition appears to promote learners' participation in both classroom and conversational situations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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