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Developing Interactional Competence in a Japanese Study Abroad Context
Developing Interactional Competence in a Japanese Study Abroad Context

Developing Interactional Competence in a Japanese Study Abroad Context

Naoko Taguchi
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Developing Interactional Competence in a Japanese Study Abroad Context

Naoko Taguchi
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In the process of second language acquisition, the ability to interact effectively is critical. But what does it mean to be interactively competent? This book addresses this question by presenting research on the development of interactional competence among learners of Japanese as a second language. Qualitative data collected on learners studying abroad in Japan is evaluated to explain changes in their interactional competence and provides specific insights into the learning of Japanese. The situated analysis of multiple data sets generates meaningful interpretations of the development of interactional competencein the development of interactional competence and the learner-specific factors that shape developmental trajectories. Moreover, the context of the research provides insights into the types of learning resources and experiences that study abroad provides to assist learners' in their progress towards becoming a competent speaker in the target community.

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Publisher
Channel View Publications
Year
2015
ISBN
9781783093748
Topic
Languages & Linguistics
Subtopic
Psycolinguistics
Edition
1

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