Examining the overseas experience of language learners in diverse contexts through a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, studies in this volume look at the acquisition of language use, socialization processes, learner motivation, identity and learning strategies. In this way, the volume offers a privileged window into learner experiences abroad while addressing current concerns central to second language acquisition.
Margaret A. DuFon is an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at California State University-Chico. As a result of her own language learning abroad in both Spain and Indonesia, she became interested in investigating the acquisition of pragmatic competence through language socialization via interactions with host culture members during a sojourn abroad. Eton Churchill is an Assistant Professor of English at Kanagawa University in Yokohama, Japan. He has twenty years teaching experience in foreign languages and has accompanied students abroad on several occasions. His research interests include pragmatics, sociolinguistics, study abroad and the role of interaction and context in language learning.
Preface; 1. Evolving Threads in Study Abroad Research Eton Churchill & Margaret DuFon Part I 2. Learning to Take Leave in Social Conversations: A Diary Study Tim Hassall (Australian National University); 3. Learning to Say `you' in German: The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context Anne Barron (Universitat Bonn) Part II 4. The Socialization of Taste during Study Abroad in Indonesia Margaret A. DuFon; 5. Joint Construction of Folk Beliefs by JFL Learners and Japanese Host Families Haruko Minegishi Cook (University of Hawaii at Manoa); 6. Norms of Interaction in a Japanese Homestay Setting: Toward Two-way Flow of Linguistic and Cultural Resources Masakazu Iino (Waseda University) Part III 7. Negotiation in a Japanese Study Abroad Setting Abigail McMeekin (University of Hawaii at Manitoba); 8. Variability in the Study Abroad Classroom and Learner Competence Eton Churchill Part IV 9 Study Abroad Social Networks, Motivation, and Attitudes: Implications for Second Language Acquisition Christina L. Isabelli-Garc!a (Illinois Wesleyan University); 10 Language Learning Strategies in the Study Abroad Context Rebecca Adams(Victoria University of Wellington); References/ Index