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What makes a child a good language learner?: Interactional competence, identity and immersion in a Swedish language classroom
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Child Studies. asta.cekaite@liu.se.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4580-3002
2017 (English)In: Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, ISSN 0267-1905, E-ISSN 1471-6356, Vol. 37, 45-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The research presented here is an examination of how child language novices (zero beginners) develop interactional competences and repertoires in a Swedish as a second language classroom. Two 7-year-old girls’ learning trajectories are the focus in a yearlong study of their second language (L2) development. The girls’ transition from highly repetitious and formulaic production to formally and semantically more diverse discourse is documented, along with a broadening of the girls’ classroom interactional repertoires. They initiated and took part in interactions with teachers and peers and participated in a growing range of classroom discursive activities. The longitudinal analysis also documents the differences in their two learning trajectories, particularly in terms of their L2 resources and pragmatic skills, as well as their identities as successful or unsuccessful language learners (as ascribed to them by the teachers). The study illustrates an intricate and synergistic, rather than unidirectional, relationship between these two child novice learners’ competences, L2 features, and identities.

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2017. Vol. 37, 45-61 p.
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second language learning; children; immersion, identity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141573DOI: 10.1017/S0267190517000046OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-141573DiVA: diva2:1145881
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Embodying morality, communicating emotions
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Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2017-09-29 Created: 2017-09-29 Last updated: 2017-10-21

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