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Tasks, teacher feedback, and learner modified output in naturally occurring classroom interaction

Gurzynski-Weiss, Laura and Revesz, Andrea (2012) Tasks, teacher feedback, and learner modified output in naturally occurring classroom interaction. Language Learning, 62 (3). pp. 851-879. ISSN 0023-8333

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Abstract

Tasks and interactional feedback have received much attention in instructed SLA research in recent years. However, little research exists that has investigated feedback and task factors together during naturally occurring teacher-student interaction in classroom settings. To bridge this gap, the current study explored the amount, type, and immediate use of teacher feedback during naturally occurring classroom interaction depending on: (1) whether feedback is provided during tasks versus non-tasks, (2) during focused versus unfocused tasks and (3) whether it occurs during pre-, during-, or post-task phases. The dataset included transcripts of 23 videotaped lessons of nine university-level intermediate Spanish foreign language classrooms. Our analyses revealed that task factors affected the amount and type of teacher feedback as well as the number of opportunities for and incidence of learner modified output. Our findings suggest the value of taking task-related variables into account in classroom feedback research and with respect to teacher feedback decisions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Language Learning
Uncontrolled Keywords: Second language instruction ; corrective feedback ; second language acquisition ; classroom interaction ; task ; task type
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 50932
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2011 15:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 15:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50932

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