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ERIC Number: EJ949809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Students' Social Positioning in the Language Classroom: Implications for Interaction
Stone, Paul; Kidd, Andrew
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v42 n3 p325-343 Dec 2011
This paper outlines some findings of a three-month investigation into the effects of students' interpersonal relationships on communication in two EFL classrooms in a Japanese university. Data was collected to identify and describe the various social subgroups that existed within the classes, and samples of classroom discourse were then analysed to investigate how students' social positioning in the classroom affected the observed interaction. The analysis suggests that the relationships that students develop in the classroom do have implications for interaction, and that conducting research into those relationships could have a positive impact on teachers management of classroom interaction. (Contains 4 figures.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Japan