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Matsumoto, Yumi; Lee, Jay Jo; Kim, Eunhee – Classroom Discourse, 2022
Using multimodal conversation analysis, this study closely examines moments when an instructor's embodied explanations elicit laughter from his students -- which we refer to as laughing moments -- in an English as a second language classroom. Such laughing moments can exhibit students' attention to the teacher's explanation and also illuminate…
Descriptors: Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Herder, Anke; Berenst, Jan; de Glopper, Kees; Koole, Tom – Classroom Discourse, 2022
This paper discusses how primary school students, who are writing together in the context of inquiry learning, explicitly orient to knowing of oneself and others within the peer group. Using Conversation Analysis, we disclose the conversational functions of assertions holding 'I know', 'you know' and 'we know'. First, students position themselves…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, Elementary School Students, Peer Groups
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Khosronejad, Maryam; Ryan, Mary; Barton, Georgina; Myhill, Debra; Kervin, Lisa – Classroom Discourse, 2022
This paper works on the premise that classroom talk conveys meaning about students as writers and asks how classroom talk facilitates the formation of students' identities as writers. We present findings from an ethnographic investigation of elementary writing lessons across six participant schools in Australia. Our data analysis is informed by…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Identification (Psychology), Reflection, Writing Skills
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Parkinson, Jean; Whitty, Lauren – Classroom Discourse, 2022
In classroom teaching, where teachers front a large class of students, opportunities for students to talk are limited, with much classroom talk by students involving answering teacher questions. This raises the question of how teachers promote student engagement in their lessons. Using a 394,671-word corpus of recorded teaching in vocational…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Learner Engagement, Vocational Education, Questioning Techniques
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Mathieu, Corinne S. – Classroom Discourse, 2021
As digital technologies proliferate throughout classrooms in the United States, iPads and other mobile tablets have been heralded as tools for enhanced peer collaboration. However, little research has examined exactly how students interact with and around iPads during collaborative learning tasks. This study employs multimodal interaction analysis…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning
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Engman, Mel M. – Classroom Discourse, 2021
The growing demand for Indigenous language education in the United States often relies on community teachers with widely varying proficiencies as part of local language reclamation efforts. While these English-dominant 'teacher-learners' play a central role in the success of classroom-based K-12 language programs, their classroom experiences and…
Descriptors: Worksheets, Educational Technology, American Indian Languages, Language Maintenance
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Tuma, František; Lojdová, Katerina – Classroom Discourse, 2021
This study investigates how pre-service teachers of English as a foreign language do correction during their initial teaching practice at lower-secondary schools. The study employs multimodal conversation analysis on a dataset of 16 lessons taught by three pre-service teachers in Czechia. The analysis focuses specifically on how the teachers…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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David, Samuel S.; Cole, Mikel W. – Classroom Discourse, 2021
This article, a case study of a single instance of collaborative translation in the classroom, explores the role of material mediation and embodied activity in the linguistic problem solving work of emergent multilinguals. We describe one teacher's lesson with a small group of Spanish speaking students in her 7th grade ESL classroom. Collaborative…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Han, Soyoung; Liang, Di; Haneda, Mari – Classroom Discourse, 2021
This case study uses a sociocultural theoretical perspective to examine how two Korean middle-school EFL teachers nurtured participatory affordances for their students through classroom discourse. We conducted a triangulated analysis of video-recorded classroom discourse, observational notes and teacher interviews. Our findings show how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Middle School Teachers, Language Teachers
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Jakonen, Teppo; Jauni, Heidi – Classroom Discourse, 2021
Videoconferencing is increasingly used in education as a way to support distance learning. This article contributes to the emerging interactional literature on video-mediated educational interaction by exploring how a telepresence robot is used to facilitate remote participation in university-level foreign language teaching. A telepresence robot…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Marcos Miguel, Nausica – Classroom Discourse, 2021
Content courses for modern language majors at United States universities are a teaching environment where limited research on second language (L2) vocabulary instruction has taken place. On the surface, it may seem that instructors do not plan vocabulary instruction. This study explores this assumption as well as the potential for learning of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Guerrettaz, Anne Marie – Classroom Discourse, 2021
This coda begins by briefly discussing the constructs at the heart of this special issue -- materials use, classroom discourse, materiality, and materials -- highlighting how the compilation contributes to the expanding definition of language learning and teaching materials. I then discuss two interrelated guiding questions of this compilation --…
Descriptors: Grammar, Phenomenology, Classroom Communication, Instructional Materials
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Svahn, Johanna; Bowden, Helen Melander – Classroom Discourse, 2021
This article concerns students' help-seeking in one particular educational setting in Sweden, namely mathematical homework support. It presents in-depth analyses of video-recorded instances of interactions using multimodal conversation analysis. By exploring how tutors and students with no prior interactional history collaboratively establish an…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Mathematics Education, Homework, Foreign Countries
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Burdelski, Matthew – Classroom Discourse, 2021
This paper explores the classroom socialisation of a mundane institutional language policy regarding the use of the target language: Japanese. Based on audiovisual recordings in a Japanese as a heritage language (JHL) classroom, it analyses episodes when teachers initiated repair on children's novel English loanwords (i.e. English-based words…
Descriptors: Socialization, Classroom Communication, Error Correction, Heritage Education
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Klattenberg, Revert – Classroom Discourse, 2021
This paper provides a micro-analytical investigation into the action formation and ascription of interrogatives as reproaches and the interactional exigencies and functions that motivate this reproach design choice for classroom management. It is shown how the participants draw on an interplay of turn-design, epistemic territories and features of…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship
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