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Language socialization in elementary school ESL: Multi-directional socialization processes

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Title:Language socialization in elementary school ESL: Multi-directional socialization processes
Authors:Emura, Mariko
Contributors:Brown, James D. (advisor)
Date Issued:2006
Abstract:This paper examines a first grade beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) class in Hawaiian Elementary School, a public school in Honolulu. Using a Conversation Analysis (CA) approach, naturally occurring classroom interactions are analyzed from the language socialization (LS) perspective. Video- and audio-recordings of the class were made at regular intervals between October 2004 and April 2005. Focusing on a routine activity called “the Daily Message,” the socialization of the students as well as the teacher’s aide is discussed. Comparing data from early November and earlyApril, it was found that both the students and the teacher’s aide have gained some interactional competence allowing them to participate more fully and effectively in the routine activity. It also showed that the roles of who is being a “good student” or “bad student” are constructed on a moment-by-moment basis by the participants through interaction. In addition, it was shown in the data how the students have different types of interactional competencies that they have brought with them to class. Some pedagogical implications are discussed based on these findings.
Pages/Duration:52 pages
Appears in Collections: SLS Papers (2000-present)

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