LRE analysis from a dynamic view : Multimodal negotiation and resolution of communication breakdowns during a peer explanation task

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Original languageEnglish
Pages95-96
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

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Title6th International Conference of Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association (LSPPC6)
LocationCity University of Hong Kong (Online)
PlaceChina
CityHong Kong
Period3 - 5 June 2021

Abstract

In Second Language Acquisition (SLA) classroom settings, pair work or group work activities are often used by ESL teachers to facilitate students’ language development and interactional skills. During collaborative interaction, language-related episodes (LREs) can be seen as breakdowns requiring learners to discuss with each other focusing on lexical or grammatical aspects of their language use to resolve the LRE. Within this process, group members benefit from each other’s contribution and their subsequent speech can reflect uptake and learning (Swain and Lapkin 1998; Ohta, 2001; Swain et al., 2002;Leeser, 2004 ). Previous studies have covered different aspects of LREs, such as its type, forming, and resolving process. However, recent research points to the need to reconsider the resolution stage and outcome of LREs. While researchers have previously divided the outcome of LREs into three kinds: resolved correctly, unresolved, or resolved incorrectly (Leeser, 2004), Harrison and Stutzman (2020) noticed the shortcoming of this classification. By attending to the embodied and environmental embedding of students’ language use, they found that the outcomes of LREs may occur at different times and levels for various members in the same group, indicating that the resolution of LREs was not categorical but distributed and dynamic. To better understand the resolution and outcomes of collaborative interaction, as well as the embodied and environmental embedding of these episodes, the current study analyzes a sub-corpus of LREs during an explanation task among undergraduate students in China, taking into account gesture and focusing on the resolution stage. The spoken language will be transcribed (Chen & Zhou, 2017) and the related gesture will be analyzed with the linguistic annotation system for gestures (Bressem, J., Ladewig, S., Müller, C., 2013). The goal is to develop a dynamic view of the outcome of LREs during L2 group interaction.

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LRE analysis from a dynamic view : Multimodal negotiation and resolution of communication breakdowns during a peer explanation task. / Shi, Lujuan; Harrison, Simon.

2021. 95-96 Paper presented at 6th International Conference of Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association (LSPPC6), Hong Kong, China.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review