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ERIC Number: EJ945153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5898
"I've Got an Idea": A Social Semiotic Perspective on Agency in the Second Language Classroom
Pinnow, Rachel J.
Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, v22 n4 p383-392 Dec 2011
This paper addresses the role of multimodal fluency in establishing agency in the second language classroom. The focus of the paper is on the semiotic resourcefulness of an English Language Learner in an English as a Second Language classroom in the United States. Framed from a social semiotic perspective, fine grained multimodal analysis of teacher-student interaction during second language online writing reveals how one student demonstrates fluency with the multiple semiotic demands of the language classroom--using his fluency to commit transgressional acts that preserve agency. Implications for the role of intersubjectivity in identifying learner competencies are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Language: English
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