1st Edition

Teaching and Testing L2 Interactional Competence Bridging Theory and Practice

Edited By M. Rafael Salaberry, Silvia Kunitz Copyright 2019
    434 Pages
    by Routledge

    434 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume features the latest research findings on L2 interactional competence to demonstrate the potential for developing and implementing research-based pedagogy that targets interactional competence (IC) in early instruction in a variety of L2 learning and teaching contexts. Incorporating contributions from both leading and emerging researchers in the area, the book is organized into four sections to provide a systematic account of interactional competence, defined as a set of skills required to co-construct an effective interaction with a variety of interlocutors in a variety of settings, and advocates for IC to be part of a well-rounded curriculum of L2 instruction. The volume provides a comprehensive overview of the different theoretical perspectives on IC within Conversation Analysis, and moves into a discussion of conversation-analytic research findings from a variety of contexts and of their pedagogical implications.The book then presents examples of pedagogy in practice and also illustrates the potential for implementing IC in testing settings. This volume makes a valuable contribution to the growing literature on interactional competence and will be of particular interest to graduate students and researchers in applied linguistics, SLA, language education, curriculum and instruction studies, and educational linguistics.

    Chapter 13 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license: https://tandfbis.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138038998_oachapter13.pdf


    Rafael Salaberry And Silvia Kunitz

    Section I: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches

    Chapter 1 - On the Nature and the Development Of L2 Interactional Competence: State of the Art and Implications for Praxis

    Simona Pekarek Doehler

    Chapter 2 - Some Theoretical Reflections on the Construct of Interactional Competence

    Numa Markee

    Chapter 3 - The Construction of Interactional Incompetence in L2 Interaction

    Eric Hauser

    Section II: Research-Based Insights for Teaching

    Chapter 4 – Ohja. Ja. Ja. (‘Ohyes. Yes. Yes.’): Providing the Appropriate Next Relevant Action in L2 Interaction

    Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm

    Chapter 5 – The Interplay Between Collaborative Turn Sequences and Active Listenership: Implications for the Development of L2 Interactional Competence

    Olcay Sert

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    Naoko Taguchi And Dina Yoshimihatntialstep forward and l research-based implementations…sense that first we talk about insights for teaching and, immediate

    Section III: Research-Informed Pedagogy

    Chapter 7 – Interactional Competence and Study Abroad: Empirical Methods, Findings, and Pedagogical Implications

    Kate White

    Chapter 8 – Developing Interactional Competence with Limited Linguistic Resources

    Hansun Zhang Waring

    Chapter 9 – Instructed L2 Interactional Competence in the First Year

    Silvia Kunitz and Meng Yeh

    Chapter 10 – Making Sense of Interactional Trouble Through Mobile-Supported Sharing Activities

    Niina Lilja and Arja Piirainen Marsh

    Section IV: Testing

    Chapter 11 – What Counts as Evidence For Interactional Competence? Developing Criteria for a Germa Classroom-Based Paired Speaking Project

    Thorsten Huth and Emma Betz

    Chapter 12 - Testing Interactional Competence in Second Language Classrooms: Goals, Formats and Caveats

    Katharina Kley

    Chapter 13 - Doing Versus Assessing Interactional Competence

    Erica Sandlund and Pia Sundqvist


    Hanh Thi Nguyen


    M. Rafael Salaberry is Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Humanities and Director of the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication at Rice University, USA.

    Silvia Kunitz is University Lecturer in the Department of English at Stockholm University, Sweden.