Language and Interaction
An Advanced Resource Book
Routledge – 2007 – 332 pages
Series: Routledge Applied Linguistics
Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive textbooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English Language and Applied Linguistics.
Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline.
Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader’s understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.
Language and Interaction:
Written by an experienced teacher and researcher in the field, Language and Interaction is an essential resource for students and researchers of applied linguistics and communication studies.
The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415385534
"The book is well-structured and reader-friendly thanks to its clear and cohesive
overall organization…In sum, the resource book suggests a path one may follow to investigate language as social action and offers suggestions for further studies. It represents an outstanding proposal to bridge the gap among different disciplines and theories having them to intersect and interact on naturally occurring data. " Linguist List, May 2009
'This book provides an excellent, comprehensive resource for teaching degree programmes in the fields of language, social interaction and human communication. The discussion is always extremely clear and there is a very broad coverage of relevant issues, approaches and methodologies. The discussion is complemented by a range of readings, data, exercises and tasks, making the book also very suitable for self-study.' – Paul Seedhouse, Newcastle University, UK
Section A: Introduction Unit A1. Language and Interaction Unit A2. Talk in Context Unit A3. Interactional Resources Unit A4. Discursive Practices Unit A5. Describing Discursive Practices Unit A6. Interactional Competence Unit A7. Talk and Identity Unit A8. Community and Communities Unit A9. Developing Skills in Social Interaction Section B: Extension Unit B1. The Social Nature of Language and Interaction Unit B2. Talk in Context Unit B3. Interactional Resources Unit B4. Discursive Practices Unit B5. A Framework for Describing Discursive Practices Unit B6. Interactional Competence Unit B7. Co-Constructing Identity Unit B8. Discourse Communities Unit B9. Learning in Cultural Communities Section C: Exploration Unit C1. Exploring the Nature of Language and Interaction Unit C2. Exploring the Nature of Context Unit C3. Exploring Ways of Making Meaning Unit C4. Different Communities, Different Practices Unit C5. Patterns of Classroom Discourse Unit C6. Analyzing Interaction Unit C7. Constructing Identities Unit C8. Discovering Communities Unit C9. Developing Interactional Skills
Richard F. Young is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA.