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Interaction Approach in Second Language Acquisition

  1. Alison Mackey,
  2. Jaemyung Goo

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0551

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Mackey, A. and Goo, J. 2012. Interaction Approach in Second Language Acquisition. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

The interaction approach to second language acquisition posits that learners can benefit from taking part in interaction because of a variety of developmentally helpful opportunities, conditions, and processes which interaction can expose them to. These include input, negotiation, output, feedback, and attention.

Keywords:

  • educational linguistics;
  • second language acquisition;
  • teaching methods in applied linguistics