(Re)creating our worlds with words: A sociohistorical perspective of face-to-face interaction

Joan Kelly Hall

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The intent of this essay is to bring to the SLLI/A field a perspective on language use, language acquisition, and language pedagogy that more fully accounts for the sociohistorical forces constraining our participation in the enactment and or creation of practices of the communities to which we belong or aspire to belong to do so, I first provide an overview of the notion of interactive practices and resources, and discuss how linguistic participation in our interactive practice is constrained by (1) the past uses of these resources, and (2) our social identities I then consider the sociohistorical significance this perspective has for the learning of another language I conclude with a discussion of the implications for L2 research and pedagogy specifically concerned with face-to-face interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-232
Number of pages27
JournalApplied Linguistics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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