Drawing on data from a range of contexts, including classrooms, pharmacy consultations, tutoring sessions, and video-game playing, and a range of languages including English, German, French, Danish and Icelandic, the studies in this volume address challenges suggested by these questions: What kinds of interactional resources do L2 users draw on to participate competently and creatively in their L2 encounters? And how useful is conversation analysis in capturing the specific development of individuals' interactional competencies in specific practices across time? Rather than treating participants in L2 interactions as deficient speakers, the book begins with the assumption that those who interact using a second language possess interactional competencies. The studies set out to identify what these competencies are and how they change across time. By doing so, they address some of the difficult and yet unresolved issues that arise when it comes to comparing actions or practices across different moments in time.
Joan Kelly Hall is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University. John Hellermann is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University. Simona Pekarek Doehler is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Preface Chapter 1-Joan Kelly Hall and Simona Pekarek Doehler: Introduction: Interactional Competence and Development Section One: The Nature of L2 Interactional Competence Chapter 2-Arja Piirainen-Marsh: Enacting Interactional Competence in Gaming Activities: Co-Producing Talk with Virtual Others Chapter 3-Fritjof Sahlstroem: Learning as social action Chapter 4-Fee Steinbach Kohler and Steven L. Thorne: The social life of self-directed talk: A sequential phenomenon? Chapter 5-Gudrun Theodorsdottir:Second language use for business and learning Chapter 6- Remi A. van Compernolle: Responding to questions and L2 learner interactional competence during language proficiency interviews: A microanalytic study with pedagogical implications Section Two: Development of L2 Interactional Competence Chapter 7- John Hellermann: Members' methods, members' competencies: Looking for evidence of language learning in longitudinal investigations of other-initiated repair Chapter 8-Hanh thi Nguyen: Achieving Recipient Design Longitudinally: Evidence from a Pharmacy Intern in Patient Consultations Chapter 9- Simona Pekarek Doehler and Evelyne Pochon-Berger: Developing `methods' for interaction: A cross-sectional study of disagreement sequences in French L2 Chapter 10- Emily Rine and Joan Kelly Hall: Becoming the Teacher: Changing Participant Frameworks in International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Discourse