Doctoral Student Drew Fagan to present at 2nd Meeting of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI) at Teachers College on September 29th! ☆

Managing Learner Initiatives in L2 Classroom Discourse:
An Examination of Teacher Communicative Practices

Drew Fagan
Teachers College, Columbia University

Incorporating a mixture of conversation analytic and ethnographic methods, the current paper examines one teacher’s systematic management of learner initiatives and the reasoning for such management. Varied management practices will be discussed in relation to the different sequential environments in which they occur and other contextual factors influencing them.