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Allwright, Dick – TESOL Quarterly, 1997
Advocates practitioner-research, by teachers and learners, in their own language classrooms. Points out that teachers who are successful at integrating an investigative element into their teaching may demand collegial support to increase the chance for satisfactory research and that other teachers may develop a new professional concept of what…
Descriptors: Action Research, Concept Formation, Participatory Research, Second Language Learning
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Kubota, Ryuko – TESOL Quarterly, 2001
Examines how classroom cultures in the United States and Asia are discursively constructed by researchers in applied linguistics and education. Suggests that the literature of applied linguistics and some in education compares idealized perspectives of U.S. classrooms with more typical images of classrooms in Asia. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis
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Kubota, Ryuko – TESOL Quarterly, 2002
This author reacts to a critique that was written in response to a previous article that she wrote on discursive construction of the images of U.S. classrooms. She suggests the critique is reactionary, defending a liberal pluralist stance that takes little account of the power and politics influencing the construction of images of the self and the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language), Ethics
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Atkinson, Dwight – TESOL Quarterly, 2002
Reacts to an article published in an earlier issue of this journal (Vol. 35, No. 1, Spr 2001) on discursive construction of the images of U.S. classrooms. Suggests that the author of the article misrepresents the work of others and challenges her to present her arguments ethically in future research. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language), Ethics
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Shaw, Philip – TESOL Quarterly, 1992
Nonnative and native speakers of a language vary in their knowledge and control of the elements of communicative competence. This article introduces an interpretation of Coseriu's neo-Saussurean model that takes into account universal, language-specific, and culture-specific factors and illuminates the teacher's task. (45 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Linguistic Theory
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Widdowson, H. G. – TESOL Quarterly, 1998
Challenges the use of authentic language in the classroom, arguing that it is largely impossible to use authentic language in the classroom because the classroom itself cannot provide the contextual conditions necessary for the text to be authenticated by the learners. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Context Effect, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Warschauer, Mark – TESOL Quarterly, 1998
Suggests that to understand the interrelationship between technology and language learning, researchers must investigate the broader ecological context that affects language learning and use in today's society, both inside and outside the classroom. This involves expanding research paradigms to engage in critical qualitative research attempts to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Context Effect, Educational Technology, English (Second Language)
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Chamot, Anna Uhl; And Others – TESOL Quarterly, 1994
Two researchers respond to a previous "TESOL Quarterly" article that assessed the state of the art of research and classroom applications of learning strategies, and the author of the article responds to those comments. (71 references) (JL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Language Research, Learning Strategies, Linguistic Theory
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Royce, Terry – TESOL Quarterly, 2002
Probes the meaning of multimodality for English-as-a-Second-Language learners by illustrating how the analytic approach of systemic functional linguistics offers insight into the semiotic interrelatedness of visual and verbal systems. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Semiotics
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Tannen, Deborah – TESOL Quarterly, 1996
Examines gender-related patterns of behavior in the second-language classroom and argues that these patterns dovetail with all the other dynamics of language behavior. The article concludes that drawing on the theoretical foundations of frames theory will ensure that research into gender-related patterns of classroom discourse will reflect the…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Class Activities, Discourse Analysis, Linguistic Theory
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Pennycook, Alastair – TESOL Quarterly, 1985
Discusses the components of paralanguage, that is, kinesics, proxemics, and paraverbal features. Argues that paralanguage plays a crucial role in human interaction and is highly culture-specific. Discusses its implications with respect to second language learning and ways in which it can be included in the second-language classroom. (SED)
Descriptors: Body Language, English (Second Language), Paralinguistics, Personal Space
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Kumaravadivelu, B. – TESOL Quarterly, 1999
Conceptualizes a framework for conducting critical classroom-discourse analysis. Critiques the scope and method of current models of classroom-interaction analysis and classroom-discourse analysis and advocates using poststructuralist and postcolonialist understandings of discourse to develop a critical framework for understanding what actually…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Language Research
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Forrest, Tracey; Wrigley, Heide Spruck – TESOL Quarterly, 1993
Two brief articles report ways that technology is being used in the language classroom: through media such as closed-captioned video, optical disc technology such as CD-ROM, and interactive videodisc systems and through improved instructional strategies such as collaborative learning and computer-assisted instruction. (three references) (LB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Instructional Improvement, Optical Disks
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Pica, Teresa – TESOL Quarterly, 1994
Questions about language classroom life are addressed that can be illuminated by current research findings on second-language learning and teaching, including first language and cultural adjustment; practices that emphasize learner comprehension; strengths/limitations of classroom management strategies; pronunciation accuracy; and class…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language)
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Genishi, Celia – TESOL Quarterly, 1999
Presents brief sketches of contrasting theoretical approaches to children as language learners in order to highlight two early-childhood classrooms in which multiple theories are illustrated. The approaches have undergirded a variety of qualitative methods of investigating children's language. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language)
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