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Bridging discourses in the ESL classroom: students, teachers and researchers

Bridging discourses in the ESL classroom: students, teachers and researchers

Gibbons, Pauline, 1946- author

This volume is concerned with the nature of talk in multilingual classrooms. Examining the interactions between students learning in and through English as a second language and their teachers, this book identifies the patterns of discourse which support and enable both second language development and the learning of curriculum knowledge. Bridging Discourses in the ESL Classroom is concerned with the nature of talk in multilingual classrooms. Examining the interactions between students learning in and through English as a second language and their teachers, this book identifies the patterns of discourse which support and enable both second language development and the learning of curriculum knowledge. These patterns are `bridging discourses', combining the everyday language used by the student with the specialised language of the academic register. Drawing on second language acquisition research and systemic functional linguistic theory, in particular the work of Halliday and Vygotsky, Pauline Gibbons develops tools to view classroom talk through a powerful interdisciplinary lens. Putting forward an innovative new theory of classroom discourse analysis, this book focuses on applying theory to practice. This is an invaluable resource for all teachers, researchers and students of linguistics and education

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Published London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Pauline Gibbons
ISBN: 1350063290, 9781350063297
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 371 pages
Series: Bloomsbury classics in linguistics
Subject: Interdisciplinary approach in education.; Languages; Second language acquisition.; Teaching of a specific subject; English; Literacy; Semantics, discourse analysis, stylistics; English language Study and teaching Foreign speakers.; Language teaching & learning
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Bloomsbury classics in linguistics.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781350063273

Contents

  1. 1. 'Bridging Discourses' in the ESL classroom: an introduction
  2. Part I: Language, learning and learners: perspectives across disciplines
  3. 2. A sociocultural view of language and learning
  4. 3. Second language learning and teaching
  5. Part II: Inside two classrooms
  6. 4. Researching the classroom
  7. 5. Teaching and learning in two classrooms
  8. Part III: Discourse contexts for second language development
  9. 6. Teachers and learners: constructing new meanings
  10. 7. The teachers: teaching as mediation
  11. 8. The learners: affordances for learning
  12. Glossary of systemic functional linguistic terms
  13. Appendix: Episode summaries
  14. References
  15. Index