Review: Conversational interaction in second language acquisition: A collection of empirical studies.
Barnard, R. (2008). Review: Conversational interaction in second language acquisition: A collection of empirical studies. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, 14(2), 102-104.
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This new book edited by Alison Mackey provides a clear overview of the state of research into the role of interaction in SLA, and includes 16 new studies especially written for this book. Altogether, 27 university-based authors contributed to these studies - two in New Zealand (Rod Ellis and Rebecca Adams), two in Japan, and the rest in the USA or Canada, which were also the settings for 10 of the 16 studies, while two others were carried out in Japan, two in South Korea, and one each in Thailand and New Zealand. All of the participants were adults, and the majority university students (most often, it seems, in the same sites as the researchers).
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