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Chapter 36: Current trends in classroom research

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The chapter deals with current main trends in research into L2 classroom processes. After a brief historical overview up to the 1980s, the chapter covers the impact of interactionist and sociocultural second language acquisition theory on classroom research. The chapter then reviews ethnographic research which treats classrooms as social communities/ communties of practice, as well as poststructuralist analyses, and trends in practitioner research. A concluding section evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of current classroom research and likely future directions.

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Mitchell, Rosamond F. (2009) Chapter 36: Current trends in classroom research In, Long, Michael H. and Doughty, Catherine J. (eds.) The Handbook of Language Teaching. Oxford, GB, Wiley-Blackwell pp. 675-705. (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics). (doi:10.1002/9781444315783.ch36).

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Published date: July 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 143155
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/143155
ISBN: 9781405154895
PURE UUID: 47fe2f00-9533-48fe-a36c-c6ac3d7062af

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Date deposited: 08 Apr 2010 13:16
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:10

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Editor: Michael H. Long
Editor: Catherine J. Doughty

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