Conversation analysis for second language acquisition

Numa Markee

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This chapter briefly reviews what an ethnomethodological approach to conversation analysis1 (CA) is and outlines themain issues and questions that are of interest to conversation analysts. I then show how the use of transcripts that are prepared according to the transcription conventions of CA permit second language acquisition (SLA) and classroom researchers to develop highly detailed microanalyses of second language learning activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781135636463
ISBN (Print)0805841814
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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