An Introduction to Conversational Interaction and Second Language Acquisition

Xinqiang Wei


This paper introduces the main stream of the interactionist approach to SLA, that is to say, the approach to explaining and exploring how conversational interaction facilitates SLA. It follows the history of research development of interactionists, and, therefore, is divided into the following parts: Linguistic input and conversational interaction, The early version of Interactional Hypothesis, The revised role of conversational interaction, and The implication for second language teaching.

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English Linguistics Research
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