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ERIC Number: EJ845982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1481-868X
Orientation to Language Code and Actions in Group Work
Aline, David; Hosoda, Yuri
Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, v12 n1 p59-83 2009
This conversation analytic study reveals how learners themselves, as speakers and listeners, demonstrate their own orientation to language code and actions on a moment by moment basis during collaborative tasks in English as a foreign language classrooms. The excerpts presented in this article were drawn from 23 hours of audio- and video-recorded small group discussions by Japanese university students. The analysis of the data revealed the following three aspects of participants' orientations: (a) speakers' orientation to both language code and actions within a single strip of talk, (b) differential orientations between speakers and listeners, and (c) the lack of a clear distinction and irrelevance (for the participants) of the boundary between participants' orientations to language code and actions. The findings of this study implicate the relationship between the level of participants' language proficiency and the occurrence of other-assistance on language code. (Contains 9 notes.)
Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics / Association canadienne de linguistique appliquee. Departement de langues, linguistique et traduction, Pavillon de Koninck, Universite Laval, Quebec, QC G1K 7P4, Canada. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan (Tokyo)