Professors Hansun Zhang Waring and Barbara Hruska to Present at IPrA 2011

| March 10, 2011

Conference: 12th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA)

Presentation Title: Problematic directives in pedagogical interaction


In this paper, we describe the specific ways in which certain practices of directives can disengage learner attention, block participation, and ultimately, stifle learning opportunities. Data come from a videotaped tutoring session collected at an after-school early literacy program for ESOL students. The analysis is done in the conversation analytic (CA) framework, and ethnographic information is utilized in our overall discussion of the findings.