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Construction or obstruction: teacher talk and learner involvement in the EFL classroom

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Author(s): Walsh S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Language Teaching Research

Year: 2002

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 3-23

Print publication date: 01/01/2002

Date deposited: 18/04/2008

ISSN (print): 1362-1688

ISSN (electronic): 1477-0954

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.1191/1362168802lr095oa

Notes: This paper adopts a socio-cultural theoretical framework to consider the ways in which language teachers construct or hinder opportunities for learning. The conclusions suggest that teachers may assist second language acquisition as much through their use of language as through their choice of method. The paper is cited widely in studies on language teacher education, school efficiency and second language acquisition.


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