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ERIC Number: EJ938383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1542-7587
Dialogues in the "Global Village:" NNS/NS Collaboration in Classroom Interaction
Hall, Joan Kelly; Hendricks, Sean; Orr, Jeffery Lee
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v1 n2 p63-88 2004
This study is concerned with interactional involvement and identity construction in a university seminar comprised of native and non-native English speaking students. Findings reveal that in their classroom interactions, these two groups of students take on and perceive others to take on identities that have little to do with their language status as native or non-native speakers. Moreover, all seminar participants, regardless of their language status, expend a great deal of interactional effort, using a range of interactional resources, to jointly accomplish their tasks. These findings lead to a consideration of NS-NNS classroom interaction as a site for building mutually beneficial collaborations among linguistically and culturally diverse learners with histories of unequal power relationships. They also lead to implications for designing university-level classroom communities where the development of collaborative relationships and feelings of solidarity and affiliation between learners is considered to be an important component of a meaningful and challenging academic learning environment. (Contains 3 notes, 1 table and 8 excerpts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A