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Theorizing Pedagogical Interaction

Insights from Conversation Analysis, 1st Edition

By Hansun Zhang Waring


158 pages

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Pedagogical interaction can be observed through many different landscapes, such as the graduate seminar, the writing skills center, the after-school literacy program, adult ESL classrooms, and post-observation conferences. By viewing these settings through the lens of conversation analysis, this volume lays the groundwork for three principles of pedagogical interaction: competence, complexity, and contingency. The author explores these principles and how they inform what makes a good teacher, how people learn, and why certain pedagogical encounters are more enlightening than others. Drawn from the author’s original research in various pedagogical settings, this volume collects empirical insights from conversation analysis and contributes to theory building.

Theorizing Pedagogical Interaction will appeal to students and scholars in applied linguistics, educational linguistics, and communication studies who are interested in the discourse of teaching and learning.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Issues in Classroom Discourse

Chapter 3: Conversation Analysis

Chapter 4: Principle of Competence

Chapter 5: Principle of Complexity

Chapter 6: Principle of Contingency

Chapter 7: Competence, Complexity, and Contingency: An Embodied Theory


About the Author

Hansun Zhang Waring is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General