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Silence in the second language classroom

Author: Jim King
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why are second language learners in Japan's universities so silent? Using an innovative mixed-methods research approach, Jim King investigates the perplexing but intriguing phenomenon of classroom silence. With its exciting new conceptual framework of Dynamic Systems Theory, Silence in the Second Language Classroom offers a unique insight into the true complexity behind why some learners are either unable or  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim King
ISBN: 9781137301475 1137301473
OCLC Number: 842208484
Description: xii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Zoltn ; --
1. Introduction --
2. Major Theoretical Frameworks of Silence --
3. An Interdisciplinary Overview of Silence in Japan --
4. A Critical Analysis of Japan's Language Education System --
5. A Structured Observation Study into L2 Classroom Silence --
6. An Interview Study Into Learners' Perspectives on L2 Classroom Silence --
7. A Naturalistic Stimulated Recall Study of Specific Silence Events --
8. Summary and Conclusions --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Jim King, University of Leicester, UK.
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'This book...tackles the meaning of silence in the second language classroom. To say 'the meaning of silence' is, at first glance, to imagine a Zen koan. However, the author does an excellent job, Read more...

 
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