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Title: First Language use and Embodied Completion in the Achievement and Maintenance of Intersubjectivity
Authors: Rivers, Damian
McMillan, Brian
Abstract: This presentation documents an investigation into the use of the L1 (Japanese) by students of mixed L2 (English) proficiency working collaboratively on an interactive story recall task. This study was primarily motivated by the lack of previous research attention assigned to the role of specific language policy implementation during peer to peer interaction (Anton & DiCamilla, 1998; Brooks & Donato, 1994; Watanabe, 2008) as well research findings from Færch and Kasper (1983) who found that gesture or ‘embodied completion’ (Mori & Hayashi, 2006; Olsher, 2004) was used by L2 learners as one of the most basic communication strategies to compensate for their lack of L2 proficiency. Eight pairs of Japanese university freshmen undertook a collaborative story recall task while working under an ‘English-mainly’ language policy. A triangulated approach to data collection was followed through the videotaping, audio recording and bilingual surveying of the student’s ‘on-task’ language behaviours and ‘off-task’ attitudes toward their use of the L1 and L2.
Research Achievement Classification: 国内学会/Domestic Conference
Type: Conference Paper
Peer Review: あり/yes
Solo/Joint Author(s): 共著/joint
Date: 25-Jul-2009
Appears in Collections:Damian Rivers

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