In a series of studies specially written for this volume, Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning offers the applied linguist research on spoken interaction in second and foreign languages and provides insights as to how findings from each of these studies may inform language pedagogy. The volume offers an interweaving of discourse perspectives: speech acts, speech events, interactional analysis, pragmatics, and conversational analysis.
Diana Boxer is Professor and Chair of Linguistics at the University of Florida and author of several books. Andrew D. Cohen is Professor in English as a Second Language Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and author of several books.
Part I Theoretical issues: . Studying speaking to inform second language learning, Diana Boxer (University of Florida). 2. Discourse domains: 2. The cognitive context of speaking, Dan Douglas (Iowa State University). Part II Studying spontaneous speaking to inform second language learning: 3. . Conversation analysis and the non-native English speaking ESL teacher, Anne Lazaraton (University of Minnesota). 4. "Practising speaking" in Spanish, Joan Kelly Hall (Pennsylvania State University). 5. Repair of teenagers' spoken German in a summer immersion program, Heidi Hamilton (Georgetown University). 6. Codeswitching patterns and developing discourse competence in L2 Helena Halmari (Sam Houston State University, Texas). Part III Studying elicited spoken discourse to inform second language learning: 7. Giving directions as a speech behaviour: A cross-cultural comparison of L1 and L2 strategies, Carrie Taylor Hamilton (University of Incanate Word in San Antonio). 8. English constructions used in compensatory strategies, Koji Konishi (Matsuyama University, Japan) & Elaine Tarone (University of Minnesota). 9. The organization of turns in the disagreements of learners, Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig (Indiana University) & Tom Salsbury (Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico City). 10. The linguistic encoding of pragmatic tone: Adverbials as words that work, Leslie Beebe (Columbia University) & Hansun Zhang Waring (Mercy College). Part IV Studying spoken discourse to inform second language assessment: 11. Discourse analysis and the oral interview, Annie Brown (University of Melbourne). 12. Difficulty and practicality in tests of interlanguage pragmatics, Carsten Roever (University of Melbourne). 13. Assessing speech acts in a second language, Andrew D. Cohen (University of Minnesota).